Our Supporters

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has been joined by countless supporters in our fight to protect sacred Snoqualmie Falls. Here are some congratulatory messages sent to the Snoqualmie Tribe regarding our reclaiming of our sacred land:

 

“This is a historic, inspiring achievement, not only for the Snoqualmie Tribe, but all Indigenous Peoples globally who fight to protect and reclaim their sacred sites and cultural heritage gifted to them when time began.” Fawn Sharp, Quinault Nation & NCAI President

 

“I’d like to congratulate the Snoqualmie Tribe on their purchase of their ancestral home. This purchase will ensure that the lands surrounding Snoqualmie Falls, beloved for its natural beauty and importance to our state’s culture and heritage, will be protected for future generations. I know that the tribe will continue to be devoted stewards of the Falls, and I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with them to maintain and preserve this historic site.” – Senator Patty Murray (WA)

 

“I am honored to recognize both the Snoqualmie Indian and Muckleshoot Tribes for finalizing this historic agreement. The Snoqualmie Tribe secured ownership of an integral and magnificent part of their ancestral land and I join them in celebration today.”  – Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08)

 

“The Snoqualmie Falls and the surrounding area are a beloved landmark in Washington State. I know the Snoqualmie Tribe will continue to be devoted stewards of this sacred and remarkable area.”Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01)

 

“Snoqualmie Falls and the surrounding area is a sacred and historic site, one of the true beautiful natural wonders in our state. Today’s announcement is good news – for the Tribe, for tourism, and for the conservation of this land – and I join the Snoqualmie Tribe in celebrating this historic event.” – Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06)

 

“The Snoqualmie Falls and the surrounding area are a beloved landmark and a sacred place to the Snoqualmie Tribe. It’s good to see them become permanent stewards of such a culturally important site. Having access to their ancestral land is the best outcome, and I congratulate them on their success.”Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-03)

 

“I want to offer congratulations to the Snoqualmie Tribe on behalf of all Washingtonians for this incredible accomplishment. The tribe’s purchase not only returns its most sacred site to the tribe; this transaction will stand as a shining example of the growing economic success of tribal nations. We all cherish the Falls and tourists from around the world make it a destination on their visits to our state. Now they can marvel at the natural beauty of the Falls while learning of its spiritual and cultural significance to the Snoqualmie Tribe, its age-old stewards.Jay Inslee, Washington State Governor

 

“I congratulate the Snoqualmie Tribe for acquiring their most sacred and holy site, and join them in celebrating this historic announcement. Snoqualmie Falls has extraordinary cultural significance for the Snoqualmie people, and is celebrated natural wonder for our state as a whole. Today’s announcement shows the Tribe’s commitment to protecting the Falls, and to restoring this important cultural site to the Tribe’s stewardship.”Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General

 

“We’re really excited about this new partnership with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Tribe is an important part of the history and fabric of Snoqualmie Valley, and we’re looking forward to working with them to further build out world-class experiences and adventures that get people outside and engaged with this beautiful region.”  – Luke Talbot, CEO and Founder of Compass Outdoor Adventures

 

Congratulations to the Snoqualmie Tribe on realizing a decade’s-long dream to reacquire this land around their sacred Snoqualmie Falls. This not only serves as a moment to create healing and reconciliation with their brothers and sisters in the Muckleshoot Tribe, it also provides an opportunity for a more constructive and fruitful relationship between the City and the Snoqualmie Tribe. While we have enjoyed working with the Muckleshoot Tribe as owner of the Salish, we welcome the opportunity to more closely partner with our local Tribal neighbors to help lift-up and strengthen our Valley Community as a whole. Again, Congratulations.” Matt Larson, Mayor City of Snoqualmie

 

“The Snoquamie Tribe’s recent acquisition of land surrounding their most sacred site is an incredible opportunity for the tribe and surrounding community. I look forward to partnering with the Snoqualmie Tribe in their work to preserve and share this amazing place.” – Senator Mark Mullet (WA)

 

This is a historic day for the Snoqualmie Tribe with the return of this immensely important ancestral land. Snoqualmie Falls are a state treasure and global attraction showcasing all the Northwest has to offer, including its sacred importance and central identity to the Snoqualmie Tribe. The Tribe’s purchase of Salish Lodge and the lands surrounding the Falls is especially important given the 20th year celebration of the federal re-recognition as a tribe in 1999. The Falls cared for and showcased by the Snoqualmie People will be a wonderful gateway to the many treasures across the Snoqualmie Valley. I look forward to the Tribe leading the way in partnerships to strengthen the vitality of the whole Snoqualmie Valley, and celebrate with you all today! – Rep. Lisa Callan (WA-05)