STALM News and Updates

Executive Order 21-02 Training

The Snoqualmie Tribe Governmental Affairs & Special Projects team is thrilled to announce the release of the Executive Order 21-02 Training Module, a vital document that marks a significant stride in our ongoing journey of collaboration and understanding. This...

Tribal Perspectives on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a complicated day for many Native Americans. In fact, since 1970, Indigenous people and their allies have gathered in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of...

Mindfulness, Not Conquest

By taking the time to learn and experience places in new ways, one can begin to change conquest culture. By Snoqualmie Tribe Governmental Affairs Staff Previously published in the Washington Trails Association magazine For time immemorial, the Snoqualmie People have...

Lushootseed Connections- Bobcat

Have you seen p̓əč̓əb on Snoquamlie Tribe Ancestral Lands? While our monitoring water quality on the Snoqualmie Reservation we have the opportunity to meet our local resident. Turn on the volume to hear the Lushootseed pronunciation [video width="940" height="788"...

Kokanee Update

So far this season 45 individual kokanee have been spotted in Zackuse Creek! Our Partners at Trout Unlimited have also found 5 redds. With a lot of the spawning season ahead of us we are very excited and encouraged by these numbers! To learn more about the work we are...

Native Erasure- Halloween Edition

As followers of STALM you aren’t exactly who we need this type of messaging to reach in order to educate others about the negative phycological effects Halloween costumes and mascots have on native youth and all youth in general. Below is a quote from the Citizen...

History Shared: Sacred Snoqualmie Falls

The English language, with all its complexity, still lacks the words to express or define the sacred meaning this place and the connection the Snoqualmie People have here since time immemorial. Snoqualmie Falls is the birthplace of our People. It is a part of who we...

Lushootseed Connections: Wolf

Happy National Wolf Awareness Week! Extirpated in the 90s, wolves are slowly making their way back into the Central Cascades to help reestablish healthy ecosystems. Want to learn more? Check out this reading list. Turn on the volume to hear the Lushoots [video...

EO 21-02

We have highlighted many ways individuals can help to #protectrespectrestore Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands, but governments and non profits have a role to play as well, in protecting natural and cultural resources on our ancestral lands. This past year, Governor...

Lushootseed Connections: Salal

Salal is a delightful and hearty native plant that everyone loves! Pollinators enjoy visiting the bell-shaped flowers in the spring, and people and animals can enjoy these delicious berries in the summer! The berries also make a great fruit leather if you want to...

Lushootseed Connections: Labrador Tea

Do you know Labrador Tea? This plant grows in bogs and fens- two special types of habitats that can be found on Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands. Have you ever seen this unique plant?   [video width="1080" height="1080"...

Please Dismantle Rock Dams

This picture was taken the last week of July 2021, on the Raging River. WDFW police spent several hours deconstructing these recreational rock dams, some which people had installed plastic liners in the river. Not only are building rock dams or changing the flow of...

Grizzly Bear

Did you know that there are two recovering populations of grizzly bears in WA state? These bears used to roam throughout the cascades are are a viatl part to a healthy, whole ecosystem. Check out this resource from Conservation Northwest to learn more. Turn on your...

Recreation Effects on Wildlife

We may all think that our hard work to "leave no trace" while recreating is enough, but this article highlights that even quiet nonconsumptive recreation- which includes hiking, biking, wildlife viewing- impacts animal presence and behavior. According to this study,...

Noxious Weed Removal

The terms Invasive Weeds/Noxious Weeds refer to non-native plant species that threaten our local ecosystems, agricultural crops, or fish and wildlife habitats . Many of these species outcompete our native plants in critical habitat areas. Noxious weeds also pose a...

Place Names- Swing Rock

About 95% of [Swing Rock] has been completely removed and used for gravel over the past 50 or so years. The remaining portion is now only property managed by the Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association and the property is owned by the City of Snoqualmie. We have...

Indigenous People; the biggest conservationists

Indigenous people and local communities are responsible for protecting and stewarding the largest amount of conservation lands in the world. According to the ICCA Consortium ( a group that advocates for Indigenous and community-led conservation) recent report more...

Lushootseed Connections- Bee

The Snoqualmie Tribe recognizes the importance of caring for our native pollinators. We prioritize planting native flowering plants to help support these important species in our Restoration Sites and on Tribal Lands. Turn on your audio to hear the Lushootseed word...

Take the Pledge

In June 2021 the Tribe launched a pledge for individuals to sign up to help Protect, Respect, and Restore Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands.

Click here to sign the Pledge on Change.org