Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement
It is through education and awareness that individuals can integrate land acknowledgement and respect for the Snoqualmie Tribe into their recreational practices and experiences.
The Ancestral Lands Movement seeks to spread awareness of the Snoqualmie people who have lived in the southern Salish Sea region since time immemorial and share the significance of these lands and provide information on how people can help the Tribe in respecting, restoring, and protecting these lands.
Mt Si | Twin Falls | Rattlesnake | Issaquah Alps | Tiger Mountain | Franklin Falls | Middle Fork | Snoqualmie Pass | Raging River | Lake Sammamish | Snoqualmie Falls & More
Recreational Impacts on Tribal Lands:
As the Salish Sea region has grown in population, the Snoqualmie Tribe’s Ancestral Lands have been heavily impacted by recreation. This impact is especially apparent at the popular trails in the Snoqualmie corridor area, where increased visitation has resulted in a degradation of the land.
Learn More via Regular Posts on Social Media:
The Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement shares information and resources on a regular basis through its social media pages. You can follow, share, and amplify that messaging:
How You Can Help:
Here are simple steps everyone can take while recreating on Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands to practice respect and help the Tribe in protecting and restoring these lands for generations to come:
- Treat the lands with the respect they deserve, by picking up your own trash, and that of others that you see, properly disposing of pet waste, and staying on designated trails.
- Commit to experience the lands in a way that is centered in mindfulness, rather than conquest.
Learn more about the Snoqualmie Tribe and its history and deep connection to these lands, and support the work the Tribe does today to continue stewarding these lands.
- Acknowledge that you are recreating on Snoqualmie ancestral lands through both written acknowledgement and through practice.
- Help the Tribe spread its message by encouraging others to learn more and practice land acknowledgement both on and off the trails.
Valley of the Snoqualmie Map: In early 2024, the Tribe released the new Valley of the Snoqualmie map. The Snoqualmie Tribe and people have been erased in interpretive signage, regional marketing materials, and other communication materials, and as a result many individuals are unaware of sdukʷalbixʷ despite many of these spaces carrying the Snoqualmie name. This map presents sdukʷalbixʷ lands from a different perspective.
This map does not include all of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s Ancestral Lands, rather it focuses on the broader Snoqualmie Valley area. sdukʷalbixʷ lands and the significance of various areas within them extends far beyond the limits of this physical map in many ways.
Kids Activity Sheet: The Tribe has produced a two-paged activity sheet for parents, caretakers, educators and others to introduce the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement to students. Click here to view, print and share the activity sheet.
Story Maps: The Tribe has produced a few story maps related to Ancestral Lands. Check them out below
- Recreational Impacts on Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Story Map
- Snoqualmie Soundscapes Story Map – Immerse yourself in some of the sounds of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s Ancestral Lands
One Page Information Sheet: Today, Snoqualmie Tribe’s Ancestral Lands are considered home to a very diverse community. We welcome everyone to join the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement to help protect, respect and restore these lands while they recreate respectfully. Click below to view, download, and share the one page summary document about the Movement.
Blog Posts: While most information and updates including Asks for Action are shared on our social media pages (Facebook & Instagram) some resources are also shared through the Ancestral Lands Movement blog. Click here to read Ancestral Lands Blog posts.
You can reach the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement team members either by direct messaging us on Facebook or Instagram, or emailing the Governmental Affairs & Special Projects team at email@example.com