In the historical words from Chief Seattle—“every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people…and the very dust upon which you now stand … is rich with the blood of our ancestors, and our bare feet are conscious of its sympathetic touch.”
In May 2018, the Suquamish Tribe reclaimed significant shoreline and land that was previously a large part of the original Port Madison Reservation.
Reclaim is a word that when defined has several different meanings: “take back”, “make new”, “set right”. We believe that the reclamation of the Suquamish Shores property is all three.
Now the real work begins and we need everyone to join with us in transforming the Shores into what is best for all.
This amazing opportunity allows us to make dreams come true in a revitalized Suquamish community. In the first phase, we envision a children’s playground inspired by Native stories and legends. Native artists will have spaces for carving and weaving. A covered area will provide the perfect picnic gathering space for family celebrations and community events, while surrounded by indigenous plants and trees.
But we need your help. What happens next will be the direct result of your generosity.
Won’t you help transform Suquamish for now and for generations to come?