The Snoqualmie People are the first people to have lived on and cared for the land and waters in the Puget Sound region since time immemorial. Once as many as 4000 people, you were signers of the Treaty of Point Elliot and have been fighting for your rights and to protect the resources and sanctity of the land ever since. Now you are 500 strong living throughout the Snoqualmie Valley as far west as Mercer Island, and north in Monroe. Today the Snoqualmie Tribe is a strong advocate for the land, water, animal life, and most importantly self-determination over the well-being and thrivability of the Snoqualmie People and their generations to come.
2019 was a very big year to that end for the Tribe. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of federal re-recognition, the positive favor of the Supreme court decision allowing for trust land investment, and the acquisition of the most sacred of land back into their care, Snoqualmie Falls. So many other projects and work are also in motion, from fish passage restoration, Highway 18 safety, to significant support and donations for food and shelter during the huge impact of the coronavirus. Ongoing efforts to protect sacred land, preserve and honor land use, build the land trust for the Tribe, and stabilize funding and resources through the deadly pandemic all show the perseverance and heart of the Snoqualmie People.