Snoqualmie Tribe Culture Department

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ in our native language) consists of Native Americans from the Puget Sound region of Washington State. We are the People of the Moon. Tribal members have lived in the Puget Sound region since time immemorial. Long before explorers came to the Pacific Northwest, our people hunted deer and elk, fished for salmon, and gathered berries and wild plants for food and medicine.

 

Today, many live in Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City, Carnation, Issaquah, Mercer Island, and Monroe. Tribal members were signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott of 1855, which reserved Native American Tribes in the Puget Sound area, including Snoqualmie, the right to hunt, fish, and live in the places they had done so for thousands of years.

 

Harvesting Outings for Tribal Members

 

Are you interested in harvesting activities with our Culture Department? Harvesting is a great way to practice being mindful while also enjoying the outdoors. We recognize that harvesting, and sharing cultural experiences, is a part of our treaty rights and the Culture Department wants to help make these activities more accessible to you.

 

Harvesting outings are hosted by Culture Staff member Wayne Graika. Wayne has a lot of experience harvesting different traditional foods and medicines. He makes a point to include harvesting as a part of his lifeway and has put in the work to learn about traditional plants. Wayne encourages Tribal Members and their families to enjoy the challenge of learning about native plants for the betterment of our physical, spiritual, and mental health.

 

At each outing we will provide snacks and water, and any tools that may be needed.
If you would like to RSVP for a Harvesting Outing please contact Wayne at 425-449-6630 or wayne.graika@snoqualmietribe.us

Upcoming Gatherings

Culture Classes RSVP E-Form

 

For Tribal Members and their families to RSVP to Culture Classes Online 2021, or request a one-time Culture Care Package that includes cultural supplies and crafting materials, then follow the link below and fill out the RSVP e-form.

 

Lushootseed Classes RSVP E-Form

 

For Tribal Members and their families to RSVP to 2021 Lushootseed Language Classes online, or request a one-time Culture Care Package that includes cultural supplies and crafting materials, then follow the link below and fill out the RSVP e-form.