By Gale Fiege
The women who make up the Tulalip Tribes' Lushootseed Language Department are some of the few who speak it.
Natosha Gobin, 32, has been with the department since she was a Marysville Pilchuck High School student volunteering at the tribes' annual summer language camp. She started her seventh annual language class for families in February; the eight-week class ended on Tuesday.
The women start this final class by practicing in Lushootseed some commands such as "wait," "hurry up," "get ready" and other motherly things they plan to say at home.