Ethics and the

    Columbia River Treaty

    Righting Historic Wrongs

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     Barry Moses

    Spokane Language House

Barry Moses (Spokane Tribe) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Secondary Education from Eastern Washington University and a Masters of Education from Whitworth University.

Over the last 20 years, he has attained a high degree of proficiency in three languages: Spokane, Kalispel, and Spanish. During his language journey, Barry has designed, developed, and taught secondary and college-level courses in English, Spokane, and Spanish languages.

In 2015 Barry co-founded a native-led nonprofit organization: Spokane Language House, dedicated to increasing the number of fluent speakers in the Spokane language. He recently established a language apprenticeship program with Spokane tribal elders and initiated a comprehensive inventory/analysis of archival materials in the Spokane Language.

Although Barry’s language education amounts to less than a year of formal instruction, he is now recognized as a language leader in Salish speaking communities throughout the Inland Northwest.