How You Can Support the Snoqualmie Tribe

Since launching the Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccination Clinic, we have had members of the public inquire about how they can support the Tribe. Below are ten things you can do to help the Tribe. 

1.

Educate yourself about the first people of the lands on which you reside, work, and recreate, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.

Visit www.snoqualmietribe.us or “like” us at https://www.facebook.com/snoqualmieindiantribe 

2.

Acknowledge the first language of this land, Lushootseed.

To hear Lushootseed, and learn a few words, visit the Snoqualmie Tribe’s language page at https://culture.snoqualmietribeweb.us/language/

3.

Understand Snoqualmie is a Federally Recognized Tribe and a sovereign government with constitution and elected leaders. 

To learn more about the Snoqualmie Tribe’s fight for re-recognition, visit  https://snoqualmierightsday.snoqualmietribeweb.us/  

4.

Ensure that Tribal voices and perspectives are included and respected by following the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). 

To learn more about FPIC, visit https://un-declaration.narf.org/implement-us/fpic/

5.

Don’t commit cultural appropriation, and do not support businesses that profit from cultural appropriation.

Learn more about cultural appropriation from Eighth Generation at the links below: 

6.

Support Snoqualmie Tribal enterprises, as their revenues are invested in Tribal values and the Snoqualmie community

Learn more about the Snoqualmie Tribe’s enterprises below 

7.

Be mindful and present by considering how your actions and decisions impact Snoqualmie lands. Go beyond reciting a land acknowledgement to practicing land acknowledgement.

Learn about land acknowledgments here: https://nativegov.org/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

8.

Stand with the Snoqualmie Tribe in caring for our lands. Snoqualmie ancestral lands have been altered dramatically, and replanting native plants is one way you can help restore our damaged ecosystems and return native presence. 

9.

Recognize and respect the Snoqualmie Tribe’s work to protect our sacred places. 

Learn about the Tribe’s efforts to protect Sacred Snoqualmie Falls at the links below: 

10.

Stand with the Snoqualmie Tribe in advocating for restoration of a free natural flowing Snoqualmie Falls. Challenge or reject the concept of hydropower being “clean” or “renewable” and learn more about how the PSE hydropower facility at the Falls has desecrated our most Sacred Site. 

 

Have a question? Email us at gasp@snoqualmietribe.us