I'd rather be powwowing.
Alexander Quequesah has been teaching the Salish Language full time at Salish Kootenai since 2003. He first came to the college to learn the Building Trades. When he completed his certificate, the College hired him to assist in Building Trades instruction. This is when the Native American Studies Department began borrowing Alec to help teach Salish, his first language.
Alec was born in St. Ignatius, Montana. He is one of eleven Quequesah children and has lived his entire life on the Flathead Reservation. He is best known for his knowledge of the traditional way of the Salish people. Alec didn't learn English until he went to school. With his constant dedication for preserving the Salish language and his continuing service to our tribal community he has become very recognized and appreciated
Alec loves to participate in lots of other activities important to the community. He loves stickgame and frequently plays in tournaments all around the country. He stickgame sumesh is well known. He is an integral part of the Arlee pow Wow committee and serves as the Master of Ceremonies at the Pow Wow. He has been invited to MC lots of other pow wows.
Alec likes working for Salish Kootenai College because he says, "It is a part of Me." He helped build many of the College buildings. He says, "I will look at the Salish Kootenai College buildings when I am old, and remember the time when they were built." Alec appreciates the opportunity to reach so many young minds, teaching them the wisdom of the Salish culture. Alec is dedicated to keeping our Salish culture and traditions alive.