Kwiat Syaya Sacred Friendship Featuring Vi Hilbert

This album is the first of a series featuring the ancestral stories and wisdom of the elder that saved the language spoken by Chief Seattle. The name of this language is Lushootseed. This album was the first to ever be recorded in an original Puget sound Long house that resides on the Tulalip Indian Reservation. The incredible accomplishments of this giant Native American elder shall live on for eternity. On this album Vi shares The story of Lady lous. A short ten line story told in her ancestral language and is translated ever so elegantly to English. This story was taught to Vi about sixty years ago by an elder Named Elizabeth Kris of the Tulalip and Upper Skagit Tribes. Vi used it as her cover story for every story telling presentation she shared with the world. Also are included songs by Bruce Miller of the Skokomish Tribe. The powerful voice of Isadore Tom Jr.and his son. Plus the beautiful testament from Father Pat Toie, about the cultural future being permanently preserved by Vi Hilbert.