The Eastside community-based vaccination site at Lake Sammamish State Park was made possible due to the generosity of the Snoqualmie Tribe. As a sovereign nation, the Snoqualmie Tribe has provided the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines administered by Eastside Fire & Rescue personnel.
Here's how to support the Snoqualmie Tribe: www. snoqualmievaccine.snoqualmietribeweb.us/10-things
"The Snoqualmie Tribe is proud to be able to provide these vaccines to individuals living in the Snoqualmie Tribe’s ancestral lands. In the 1860’s, the Snoqualmie people and other Northwest Natives experienced great loss as white settlers adopted a smallpox vaccine policy that discriminated against Natives,” said Robert De Los Angeles, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman. “Now, the Snoqualmie Tribe is exercising sovereignty through our Tribal values by caring for the people and communities living on our ancestral lands 160 years later during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Snoqualmie Tribal Members were signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliot of 1855, which reserved Native American Tribes in the Puget Sound area the right to hunt, fish, and live in the places they had done so since time immemorial. Today, Snoqualmie Tribal Members live throughout their ancestral lands and beyond. The Snoqualmie Tribe owns the Snoqualmie Casino, Crescent Market, Eighth Generation, and the Salish Lodge, which employ approximately 1700 people.
Learn more about the Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership between Snoqualmie Tribe, Eastside Fire & Rescue, and the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish:
Many residents have reached out to ask how they can show their appreciation for the Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership. If you want to share a message of appreciation, please use this Kudoboard: www.kudoboard.com/boards/rzGL5rxV
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