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.

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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.

 

How You Can Help:

Here are simple steps everyone can take while recreating on Snoqualmie 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.

 

Download the one page introduction to the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement:

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.

 

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.

 

Proclamations

Both the City of Issaquah and Sammamish have approved proclamations stating their support for the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement. Click below to read the proclamations:

 

Data Collection

You can support the Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement (STALM) by collecting observations while out hiking and recreating.  You can fill out a user survey on your mobile device using ArcGIS’s Survey123 app. Learn more here.