Tribal Government Departments
Culture Division
Page last updated:
June 1, 2023
9:23 am
Program Lead(s)
Stephanie James

House of Muckleshoot Culture

38909 172nd Ave SE

Auburn, WA 98092


Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

Department Overview

The Muckleshoot Culture Division actively participates in and leads revitalization efforts in root elements of Muckleshoot Culture, expanding the cultural and intellectual property of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. We strive to create culturally relevant spaces for Muckleshoot Culture to be taught and revitalized through employing Tribal and community members with cultural knowledge and expertise.

Services Provided

The MIT Culture Division can provide learning and teaching opportunities in the following areas:

  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Language instruction
  • Carving
  • Tool making
  • Weaving
  • Cooking
  • Sewing
  • Ceremonial support
  • Muckleshoot Canoe Family
  • STI, NK360 training and support
  • Muckleshoot representation in the broader community
  • Student, staff, school and district culturally relevant support & training
  • Cultural wellness training and support

Outlook for 2023

  • Hosting Paddle to Muckleshoot 2023.
  • Continued Language integration and community classes for Canoe Journey Give Away.
  • Continued focus on Cultural Wellness and Food Sovereignty. We will be accessing ancestral wellness teachings around fitness and nutrition to provide natural and traditional alternatives for the MIT community.
  • Development of a Traditional Plant based program for expanding food and medicinal services and education in the community.
  • Incorporate new song composure for Song & Dance.
  • Muckleshoot Artist collaboration for Paddle to Muckleshoot, Algona Transfer Station, City of Auburn, The Muckleshoot Community Center, Mariner’s, Seahawks, Seattle Ferry Terminal, Des Moines, and many more.
  • Collaboration with various departments to incorporate cultural education and activities.
  • Provide community assistance for ceremonies.

Highlights of 2022

  • Program maintenance with continued Tribal member employment and servicing.
  • Language integration into cultural offerings within the Tribe and with local school district partnerships.
  • Harvest, production, and delivery of Muckleshoot Traditional Medicines to our most vulnerable populations.
  • Cultural training provided to various internal and external departments.
  • Canoe Family invited to perform for multiple events and venues.
  • Production of giveaway items by local Tribal artists.
  • Hosted community craft nights and Song & Dance.

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