Alfred “Bud” Lane III, of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, is a language and traditional arts instructor. He teaches students the Siletz Dee-ni dialect of the Athabaskan language, as well as traditional basket weaving and regalia making. Here, Bud speaks about the history of the Siletz Dance House movement and how language is essential to culture.
Video by Charlie Weber
Editing by Sara Legg and Charlie Weber