Larsen secures $450K for Western's longhouse-style building

Rep. Rick Larsen secured an additional $450,000 in federal funding for Western Washington University to use for its planned Coast Salish-style Longhouse. University President Sabah Randhawa said they plan to use the funding to build a kitchen in the House of Healing. 

"The kitchen for the longhouse both will provide the opportunity for tribes to share culture, but also to practice what's called food sovereignty — that is the ability to create those recipes and eat those foods that have historically been a staple of the local, Indigenous people's diets," Larsen said.

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