Harvesting Native Foods & Medicines

Harvesting Outings with the Culture Department

 

Are you interested in harvesting activities with our Culture Department? Harvesting foods and medicines 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.

 

The Culture Department continues to invite Tribal Members and family to participate in harvesting outings. The outings will be on an appointment basis with limited numbers per group to maintain social distancing measures. At each outing we will provide snacks and water, and any tools that may be needed.

Harvesting Notice

The information provided here on plant uses is not meant as a gathering or harvesting guide.

Medicinal uses mentioned are not to replace advice, diagnosis or treatment from a qualified medical professional.

Please only harvest and gather with someone who is experienced and always use responsible harvesting practices.

Do not overharvest.

Harvesting Native Foods & Medicines Resources

Cottonwood Salve Presentation

Made by Wayne Graika, Culture Department staff

Click on the thumbnail image above to see the full presentation. Each FlipBook contains tools to adjust sound, brightness, zoom, full-screen mode, and more. (You can hover over each tool with your cursor to get a description.)

Camas Presentation

Made by Wayne Graika, Culture Department staff

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Cedar Bark Presentation

Made by Wayne Graika, Culture Department staff

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Arnica Presentation

Made by Whitney Coby, Culture Department staff

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Plant Names in Lushootseed

Follow the links below to review plant names in Lushtooseed with the corresponding Lushootseed Vocabulary List:

Plant Names in Lushootseed – Audio Web Page

Plant Names in Lushootseed – PDF

Native Plant Coloring Book
 
This coloring book was produced by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Environmental & Natural Resources department and features illustration by Snoqualmie Tribal Members. It contains information on a variety of native plants.

Upcoming Gatherings

Want to go harvesting?

Snoqualmie Tribal Members are invited to go out on Harvesting Outings with Culture Department staff member Wayne Graika.

If you would like to RSVP for a Harvesting Outing please contact Wayne at 425-449-6630 or wayne.graika@snoqualmietribe.us

Harvesting Videos