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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Snoqualmie Tribe: Ancestral Lands Movement

Earlier this year, the Snoqualmie Tribe launched an Ancestral Lands Movement to: 

  • Spread awareness of the Snoqualmie people, who have lived in the southern Salish Sea region since time immemorial. 
  • Share the significance of these lands and provide information on how people can help the Tribe in respecting, restoring and protecting these lands.

As the Salish Sea region has grown in population, the Snoqualmie Tribe’s ancestral lands – including the Issaquah Alps, Tiger Mountain and Lake Sammamish – have been heavily impacted by recreation.

Mayor Mary Lou Pauly recently issued a proclamation acknowledging this important movement, and encouraging our entire community to pledge their support.

You can help by treating these 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.

More ideas on how to participate in this movement are available online (including a fun activity for kids).

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