Pauline Hillaire of Lummi wins national award as folk arts leader

OLYMPIA — In 1996, Gov. Gary Locke honored Lummi tribal elder Pauline Hillaire with a Governor’s Heritage Award. Now the National Endowment for the Arts will honor her as well, this time with the Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship Award. This is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, recognizing folk…

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