As part of November’s Native American Heritage Month, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA have worked together to share information about the Tribe’s heritage and language hosted at the YMCA.
Native American Heritage Month was established in 1990 to highlight Native culture, traditions, crafts, and concepts of life.
Through this partnership with the YMCA, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe installed a temporary exhibit that provides an interactive learning opportunity to hear the Lushootseed language and view replicas of paintings that depict portions of the Tribe’s Creation Story.
The exhibit also includes historic photos of the Snoqualmie Valley. The exhibit will be available for the public to view through the end of November 2018.
In addition, there are two presentations being offered at the YMCA:
- November 8th at 6 PM: Snoqualmie Tribe Culture Staff Wayne Graika and Buzz Cloud will share an overview of the Tribal Harvesting Program.
- November 15th at 6PM: Snoqualmie Tribe Culture Staff Wayne Graika and Buzz Cloud will share an overview of this year’s Canoe Journey, Paddle to Puyallup: Honoring Our Medicine.
“Our ongoing partnership with the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is part of a growing relationship between the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and the residents of the Snoqualmie Valley,” said Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Bob de los Angeles. “We hope this provides a clear representation of what goals and values the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is carrying forward as we approach our 20th Anniversary of Federal Recognition.”
Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Director Nate Smith said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe again this year to educate people on the cultures and traditions of a community that is so integral to the Valley.”