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November is Native American Heritage Month!

November is Native American Heritage Month!
Posted on 11/03/2022
November is Native American Heritage Month!

Port Angeles School District recognizes the importance of honoring the indigenous history, traditions, languages, and cultures of Indigenous people in the district, local area, State of Washington, United States, and worldwide. We acknowledge that we are on the indigenous lands of Coast Salish people, who have reserved territory rights to this land, specifically the Klallam Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here since Time Immemorial.

PASD is committed to acknowledging The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and all Native American Peoples’ commitment to remembering their past, honoring their ancestors, and preserving and revitalizing their culture and heritage. We are grateful to work in consultation with The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to provide education to staff, families, and students on the Klallam People and all Native Indigenous People. We do this by furthering the advancement of classes taught at Port Angeles High School and Stevens Middle School, including Klallam Language, Native American Studies, Washington State Tribes, and United States History from the Native American Perspective.

Please join us in recognizing the importance of Indigenous Peoples, history, traditions, cultures, and languages, which have thrived and lived here since time immemorial.

LEKT Village

This mural artfully illustrates and recreates the early days of the Port Angeles waterfront in 1750 (Klallam tribal village). The artist is Cory Ench, an internationally known artist who now lives in nearby Joyce.