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.

 

Register for In-Person Culture Classes

Tribal Members and their families can now register for monthly in-person Culture classes.

Classes will be held on one Saturday each month, from May through September. Topics will cover cedar baskets, drums, beading and turtle rattles.

Attendees must wear masks and complete a temperature check. Social distancing will be overserved. If weather permits, sessions will be held outdoors. A meal will be provide.

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. 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 Graika at 425-449-6630 or wayne.graika@snoqualmietribe.us

Lushootseed Classes RSVP E-Form

 

For Tribal Members and their families to RSVP to 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.

 

Song Sharing/Drumming Classes RSVP

 

The Culture Department is offering online Drumming, Singing and Song Sharing to all tribal members and their families. This gathering is intended for those wanting to practice, learn songs and for those that would like to share their own songs for use at tribal gatherings.

 

Upcoming Gatherings