Congratulations to the University of Washington for a successful and well attended groundbreaking ceremony!
From the website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/tribal-relations/intellectual-house/
The University of Washington and the region’s tribes are leading an effort to build theWǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ or Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility, at the University’s Seattle campus. The mission of the Intellectual House is “to provide a multi-service learning and gathering space for Native American students, faculty and staff, and others of various cultures and communities to come together in a supporting and welcoming educational environment to share their knowledge and their cultures with one another.”
The traditional name for the Intellectual House comes from the Lutshootseed language and is phonetically pronounced “wah-sheb-altuh.”