Recent News

Puyallup School District to amend Tribal relationship and implement Since Time Immemorial Curriculum

Puyallup School District to amend Tribal relationship and implement Since Time Immemorial Curriculum

By Puyallup Tribal News Staff The Puyallup School District sits on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup people. The Puyallup School Board voted 4-0 on Oct. 17 to amend its relations with the Puyallup Tribe and ensure accurate implementation of Since Time Immemorial (STI) curriculum. The adoption came at the end of a school board meeting in which several community members urged the board to ensure Since Time Immemorial curriculum was in place. In 2015, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5433 modifying the original 2005 legislation, now requiring the Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State or other Tribally-developed…
Read More
EPA announces $36 million in grant funds for Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts

EPA announces $36 million in grant funds for Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Northwest office announced on Wednesday that it will be giving over $36 million in grant funds for Puget Sound recovery and conservation efforts to local, state, federal, and tribal partners. “Federal funding for Puget Sound recovery matters,” said Congressman Derek Kilmer. “It matters to our region’s environmental and economic future. It matters to our efforts to recover salmon populations. It matters if we are going to respect Tribal treaty rights. And it matters to the taxpayers of our region who shouldn’t have to shoulder the responsibility of recovering this iconic body of water on their own.…
Read More
Tribal Council Swearing-in Ceremony and recording

Tribal Council Swearing-in Ceremony and recording

After the Swearing-in Ceremony’s blessing, led by Culture Director Connie McCloud, Bill Sterud and Annette Bryan took the oath of office for their next terms on Puyallup Tribal Council. Tribal Council reappointed Chairman Sterud and Vice Chairwoman Sylvia Miller to their leadership positions. The recording of this morning’s ceremony can be watched online at: https://vimeo.com/718072638.
Read More
Reminder: Puyallup Tribal Council General Election set for tomorrow, Saturday, June 4

Reminder: Puyallup Tribal Council General Election set for tomorrow, Saturday, June 4

NOTICE: Absentee ballots have been mailed. If you have not received yours and believe this is an error, please contact the Election Board. General Election Day: When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, June 4Where: Chief Leschi School,5625 52nd St. East Puyallup, WA 98371. Elementary entrance. General Election Guidance:· All voters must present some form of ID (State and Tribal are acceptable).· Voters are only permitted to enter the building one time unless they are accompanying another voter who requires assistance .Absentee ballots must be received in the Election Board’s mailbox by 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Please contact [email protected]
Read More
Tribal Council expresses condolences on recent youth tragedies

Tribal Council expresses condolences on recent youth tragedies

Dear Tribal Community, The Puyallup Tribal Council would like to express our deepest sympathies in light of recent tragedies close to home and far away. This week family and friends are gathering in Uvalde, Texas, to lay their children and teachers to rest after the horrible attack at Robb Elementary School. It breaks our hearts to watch the whole town grieve and to think of what their innocent loved ones went through. We send our prayers to the Creator to comfort the family and friends of the victims. Youth today face many challenges. Our hope is that you talk to…
Read More
A Justice for Jackie update from Councilman Rideout

A Justice for Jackie update from Councilman Rideout

A COMMUNITY MATTERS / JUSTICE FOR JACKIE UPDATE This is a last-minute post to inform family, tribal members and community I was asked to attend President Biden’s new Police Reform Executive Order signing. On Saturday night I received a call from the White House Presidential Staff asking me and my sister Lisa Earl (Jackie’s mother) to attend the signing. President Biden’s overture to me was heartfelt knowing all the hard work that our family, tribe, and community have put into the Justice for Jackie movement and the push for the nation’s first De-Escalation law here in Washington State. Let’s be…
Read More
2022 First Fish Ceremony

2022 First Fish Ceremony

On Saturday, May 21, the Tribal community gathered for the annual First Fish Ceremony at dxʷłalilali, the Canoe Landing Site. Thank you to Connie McCloud, the Culture Department, the Fisheries Department, Tribal Council and all those involved preparing a beautiful day filled with the traditions of our ancestors. ləhigʷalikʷ čəɫ ʔə tiiɫ sčədadxʷčəɫ “We are Honoring our Fish”
Read More