Resources on Indigenous Peoples

Websites and Facebook Pages of Coast Salish Peoples Most Associated with Edmonds

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The Tulalip Tribes of Washington is located on the Tulalip Reservation near Everett. The Tulalip Reservation is 22,000 acres, where over half of its 4,000 members live. They operate many enterprises such as Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Village.

Tulalip News:

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Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has over 1,200 members and a reservation along Port Gamble Bay near Hood Canal. The Noo-Kayet Development Corporation is an agency of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and is responsible for economic development and established economic enterprises. Noo-Kayet’s mission is to advance the long-term economic interest of the tribal community.


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Snoqualmie Tribe

The Snoqualmie Tribe is made up of approximately 650 members. The Snoqualmie are also known as the Snoqualmu, Snoqualmoo, Snoqualmick, Snoqualamuke, or Snuqualmi. Their autonym is Sduk-al-bixw, meaning “strong people of status”. The people have lived in the Puget Sound region since time immemorial.


Suquamish Tribe - Place of the Clear Salt Water

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The Suquamish Tribe is located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation in North Kitsap County, ancestral people of Chief Sealth, after whom Seattle was named. The tribe’s economic development agency, Port Madison Enterprises, is the second-largest private-sector employer in Kitsap County with over 750 employees.


Land Acknowledgment & Building Relationship

City of Edmonds: "We acknowledge the original inhabitants of this place, the Sdohobsh (Snohomish) people and their successors the Tulalip Tribes, who since time immemorial have hunted, fished, gathered, and taken care of these lands. We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination, and we honor their sacred spiritual connection with the land and water." - City Council Land Acknowledgment

Edmonds School District: “We respectfully acknowledge that this meeting is being held on the traditional lands of Duwamish, Skokomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Suquamish and other Coast Salish Tribes.”

Edmonds Center for the Arts: "We begin our meetings and events by acknowledging that we are seated on the traditional, culture-rich indigenous homelands of the Coast Salish people. We celebrate the Coast Salish, who represent a large collection of many tribes with distinct cultures and languages that have been stewards of the land and sea in the Pacific Northwest for 14,000 years. At ECA, we are committed to working with local tribes to acknowledge and honor their ancestral lands."

From the Burke Museum - Acknowledging the Land, Building Deeper Relationships:


History Links for Edmonds and Surrounding Communities

Edmonds Museum:

Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve History Videos:

Indigenous People in the Edmonds Area (Edmonds Waterfront Center Video)
With Dennis E. Lewarch, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Archaeology and Historic Preservation Department, Suquamish Tribe (click the image below to view the video)

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Between Two Worlds: Experiences at the Tulalip Boarding School 1905-1932

Educational & Event Opportunities:

Tulalip Tribes Hilbulb Cultural Center & Natural History Reserve -

Suquamish Museum:

Chief Seattle Days:

Stillaguamish Festival of the River

Lushootseed Language Tutorials

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Edmonds College Cultural Kitchen - Campus Community Farm

The Cultural Kitchen is an active learning space in the Campus Community Farm designed to highlight the connection between people and food. It is home to a Coast Salish pit oven, a 37” cob oven, fire pit, cedar plank roofs and cedar seating. Examples of activities at the Cultural Kitchen include salmon and clam bakes, pizza parties, cultural cooking demonstrations, lectures, gatherings, and green construction service-learning projects.

The Cultural Kitchen’s inspiration came from the Native American Student Association’s request for a place on campus to host salmon bakes. The Anthropology Department has designed and managed the construction of the space. The Snoqualmie, Snohomish and Samish Tribes along with students and faculty from English, Engineering, Horticulture, Construction Industry Training at Lynnwood.

High School and the Monroe Correctional Facility, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Environmental Program at Scriber Lake High School have all contributed to the project. Laurie Ross, Edmonds College alumnus, Ardi Kveven, ORCA - Everett CC, and Pamela Bond-Coello, Snohomish Tribe, donated cedar trees that the Snoqualmie Tribe milled, also through donation.

Reviving traditional Coast Salish food knowledge - Excerpt from the Salish Bounty exhibit created by the Burke Museum in 2012:

Enormous changes came to Coast Salish diet and culture beginning in the 1850s. Non-Indian settlers rapidly altered ecosystems and restricted access to lands and waters, making it increasingly hard for Coast Salish people to collect traditional foods. The reservation system was supposed to replace this loss, but instead it imposed new foods poorly suited to Native people’s nutritional and cultural needs. Coast Salish people struggled to adapt and keep alive the cultural values that have always guided how and what is good to eat. That struggle continues to this day.

PDF List of Traditional Coast Salish Foods:

Roots of Wisdom - Native Knowledge. Shared Science: Learn how the Tulalip Tribes are reconnecting to traditional native foods and medicine.

From UW Medicine 2019 article Food for Thought - Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge about Healthy Eating:


Nettle Pesto: From the Burk Museum’s Tribal Liaison, Polly Olsen (Yakama)
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The University of Washington's American Indian Studies Department, the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House, and Na'ah Illahee Fund's “Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Indigenous Foods" Symposium official site.

Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation Heronswoood Garden
Heronswood Garden offers plant classes on regional and cultural plants:

Indigenous Seedkeepers Network:
The mission of the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network is to nourish and assist the growing Seed Sovereignty Movement across Turtle Island ( North America). We are a project of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. As a national network, we leverage resources and cultivate solidarity and communication within the matrix of regional grass-roots tribal seed sovereignty projects. We accomplish this mission by providing educational resources, mentorship training, outreach and advocacy support on seed policy issues, and organizing national and regional events and convenings to connect many communities who are engaging in this vital work. We aim to create a collaborative framework and declaration for ethical seed stewardship and indigenous seed guidelines for tribal communities to guide them as they protect their seeds from patenting and bio-piracy. We support the creation of solutions oriented programs for adaptive resilient seed systems within tribal communities to enhance the creative capacity to continue to evolve as the face of our Mother Earth changes.

Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance - NAFSA
Promoting Indigenous culturally diversity for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.

Snoqualimie Tribe Ancestral Land Movement

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Through education and awareness individuals can integrate land acknowledgement and respect for the Snoqualmie Tribe into their recreational practices and experiences.

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Woolanders Ep. 27: Salish Cedar Canoes
Featuring Ed Carriere, Suquamish elder and master basket maker

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Stillaguamish Salmon Ceremony

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Canoe Journey 2017: Catching Songs from Suquamish

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Braiding Sweetgrass

By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants.

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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 

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Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers

Jake Skeets

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Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community 

By Harriette Shelton Dover


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Feeding the People, Feeding the Spirit:  Revitalizing Northwest Coastal Indian Food Culture

 by Elise Krohn, Valerie Segrest

Haboo - Native American Stories from Puget Sound

Sno-Isle Libraries - Indigenous history Month for Kids Collection

Seattle Public Library Collection - Coast Salish Stories for Children and Teens


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Young and Indigenous

As our organization expands we continue to seek relevant avenues to involve the younger generations in our work. We started by having a youth gathering, where these adolescents expressed the concern that their voices and others in their community were not being heard, both within the Lummi community and to the larger society. Thus was born the Youth Podcast.

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Salish Shes

The new, monthly Salish Shes podcast will explore the environment, people, politics, scandals, history, and creatures of the beautiful and economically vital Salish Sea, which includes Puget Sound. Episodes will feature guest experts on an array of topics with fun and informative discussions. 

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Toasted Sister Podcast

Hosted by Andi Murphy, a Navajo journalist, “Toasted Sister” takes us along on Murphy's journey to discover her culinary roots. This award-winning podcast documents the Native American Food Movement.

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Coffee with My Ma

My radical activist mother Kahentinetha Horn tells me stories of her very long adventurous life, along with the sense of humor that carried her through.


Eagle Vision's commitment to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and their families began when Founding Partner Lisa Meeches (Anishinaabe from Long Plain First Nation) was expecting her first daughter, and had a dream that she needed to use her skills in media to combat this issue. Over the past several years, with the award-winning series Taken, the #SacredMMIWG campaign, and now the Taken podcast, the Eagle Vision team has worked with families, law enforcement, advocates, academics, elders and knowledge keepers across the country to create a platform that helps shed light on these stories, and hopefully will bring new clues to help solve the cases. Please share this 10-part podcast series with your networks, in the hope that these crimes will be solved.

Matriarch Movement

On Matriarch Movement, host Shayla Oulette Stonechild shares stories of Indigenous women, from Canada to Turtle Island and beyond. Through interviews where issues facing Indigenous women are brought to light, and with portraits that challenge the mainstream narrative around Indigenous identity, Matriarch Movement offers up a new category of Indigenous role models, to inspire the next seven generations.


UNRESERVED is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.

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Red Man Laughing

Red Man Laughing created, written and hosted by Anishinaabe comedian, Ryan McMahon, is an Indigenous arts and culture podcast rooted squarely at the intersection between the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country and the mainstream. 

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Pow Wow Life Podcast

Explore Native American Culture through the people and their stories! Welcome everyone - Natives and people looking to learn more about this vibrant living culture. Hosted by Paul Gowder the creator and owner of is your source for all things Native American since 1996.