Our Duwamish ancestors were this land’s first caretakers. Like Muckleshoot Tribal members today, they lived in Seattle and communities between the Cascade Mountains and Salish Seas. As a Sovereign Tribal Nation led by an elected council, we actively invest in our community, sustain our environment, and contribute to regional economy.
Our commitment to protecting our people and communities brought us through the Tribe’s darkest times and continues to guide us today as we move into a new era of prosperity and empowerment. Our dedication to self-reliance, securing our rights, and upholding our sovereignty has never been stronger.
Muckleshoot traditions, arts, and the spirits of our ancestors define where we came from, who we are today, and where we are going. Our survival and continued growth hinges on teaching our children history, culture, and leadership skills so they may carry our mantle for generations to come.
The Muckleshoot Messenger is a Tribal publication created by the Muckleshoot Office of Media Services. Tribal community members and Tribal employees are welcome to submit items to the newspaper such as news, calendar items, photos, poems, and artwork.
Julia Keefe (Nez Perce) is an internationally acclaimed Native American jazz vocalist, bandleader, actor, and educator. Her story serves as a message to young girls: Dream big, work hard, do it all with love in your heart.
Muckleshoot Tribal Council Treasurer, John Daniels Jr., remarks on the greatest anniversary for Federally Recognized Tribes in Washington State: the historic Boldt Decision of February 12, 1974.
The Boldt decision of 1974 was the result of sacrifices made by Native fishers and their families who were jailed and beaten while defending their rights.
Muckleshoot Tribal Members can find important notices, upcoming events, resources, and more here on the community dashboard.
National Suicide Prevention Week is a time to educate and remove the stigma around discussion of suicide. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide, you can find help through these helplines.
For the time being, check our Facebook for more information.
In addition to it's familiar print and pdf format, the Muckleshoot Messenger is now available in shareable, online articles!