Support Efforts to Revive the Kalapuya Language

Printed copies of the Kalapuya to English dictionary. Photo Credit: Leah Nash / Underscore News

The Kalapuya peoples are the original inhabitants of the South Santiam basin and beyond. Many Kalapuya are now members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.

Decades of effort to document the Kalapuya language have resulted in the recent publication of the Kalapuya Dictionary. A first run of the 4 volume set was distributed to key individuals and institutions, including K-12 schools and universities. Now, organizers need help raising funds to print additional copies.

You can support their efforts directly by contributing to the GoFundMe campaign to print additional copies of the dictionary here.

To learn more about the work that has gone into this dictionary and Kalapuya history, read a recent OPB article here.

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