Culture | Tulalip Tribes


Lushootseed is the first language of our people. Our language is sacred. It is the heart of our culture. Lushootseed has always been an oral language. It has carried our traditional teachings, stories, and our ways of life from the beginning of time.

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"We have a story to tell— of a people who have values and a rich history in the Northwest. And we'd like to invite people to hear it."

- Mel Sheldon Jr.

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Over 6,000 jobs created

Quil Ceda Village, a consolidated borough of the Tulalip Tribes, is the second federally chartered city in the United Sates (second to Washington D.C.). Since development began nearly 20 years ago it is now home to over 150 businesses that has created more than 6,000 jobs.  Attracting up to 60,000 visitors every day, Quil Ceda Village annually contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to the North Snohomish County economy.

Upcoming Events


19 Jul, 2018 at 18:00 PM

Brodie Stevens, Tulalip Artist

Tribal filmmaker and artist Brodie Stevens will screen his films documenting one of the worldwide events in support of the powerful Idle No More movement -- a grassroots drive to uphold treaties, honor sovereignty, stop environmental degradation, and reaffirm social equality.

Scheduled to appear. This event is included in the cost of admission.