The Quileute Tribe is located in La Push, Washington, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The Quileute Tribe has lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Although the village of La Push is only about one-square mile, the tribe’s original territory stretched along the shores of the Pacific from the glaciers of Mount Olympus to the rivers of rain forests. Much has changed since those times, but Quileute Elders remember “back in the days” When the “old people” dared challenge kwalla, the mighty whale, and recounted the story of how the bayak or raven placed the sun in the sky.
The Quileute Tribe is at great risk of a Tsunami, threatening the safety of the members of the tribe, as well as the sustainability of the tribal government, housing and cultural practices.
View the Tsunami Protection Legislation bill.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Ouileute Nation webite: http://www.quileutenation.org/
To find a teaching resource using this site, go to: Case Study: Addressing Climate Change at a Tribal Level