We acknowledge the original inhabitants of this place, the sduhubš, and their successors, the Tulalip Tribes. Since time immemorial, they have hunted, fished, gathered on, and taken care of these lands and waters. We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination and honor their sacred spiritual connection with the land and water. We will strive to be honest about our past mistakes and bring about a future that includes their people, stories, and voices to form a more just and equitable society.
Land Acknowledgment in Lushootseed
Tulalip storyteller, leader, and historian Johnny Moses honored the library by reading the land acknowledgment in Lushootseed, one of the Salish languages spoken by Northwest Coast tribes. You can watch his reading below.