Native youth from the Salish School of Spokane march down a city street with ceremonial drums.
Youth at Indigenous People's Day, Spokane. Courtesy of Salish School

Native Youth Empowerment Center

Salish School of Spokane
Spokane, WA

The mission of the Salish School of Spokane is to create a vibrant community of fluent speakers of Interior Salish languages by providing Salish language instruction to children and by empowering parents and families to speak Salish in their daily lives. The goal of the Native Youth Empowerment Project, a high school program, is to improve the intellectual, cultural, and social well-being of Native American youth in the city of Spokane by providing them with educational and cultural services in a safe, culturally authentic learning environment.