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Members of the press may contact:

Sarah van Gelder
Communications Manager
Office: (360)394-7184
Cell: (206) 491-0196

Jon Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Office: (360) 394-7102
Cell: (206) 999-3912

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Land Acknowledgment

The following Land Acknowledgement statement has been approved by the Suquamish Tribe for use in local meetings, events, and other gatherings.

“Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in days long vanished.”

Chief Seattle  1854

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is within the aboriginal territory of the suq̀ʷabš “People of Clear Salt Water” (Suquamish People). Expert fisherman, canoe builders and basket weavers, the suq̀ʷabš live in harmony with the lands and waterways along Washington’s Central Salish Sea as they have for thousands of years. Here, the suq̀ʷabš live and protect the land and waters of their ancestors for future generations as promised by the Point Elliot Treaty of 1855.

(Click here to download a printable version.)