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  • Native Friends helps inspire conversations to raise families and communities.

Language, history, and culture

Shiyax łkwi! My name is Emily founder of Native Friends. I'm a scholar and speaker.

As a life-long learner of language, history, and culture, I hope to share some of that with you.


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Tradition: Once upon a time on Native Land. Quote,"So long as we continue to hunt, fish, and gather where our ancestors did, our once upon a time is still happening on Native land called America," by Emily Washines, Native Friends (Yakama)

Return of the Wapato

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Language Resources

How to Count to 10 in Ichiskiin


Read Poems

The Yakama War