The Tulalip Tribes are a federally recognized tribe
and successors in interest to the Snohomish,
Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied tribes and
bands that signed the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott.



Tulalip Lushootseed Language

Every tribal home, every tribal workplace, every tribal gathering, and every schoolroom for tribal children will be a Lushootseed-rich environment.

To preserve the x̌əč̓usadad (traditional training, teaching) of the people of Tulalip by protecting its records, and by becoming “living records” ourselves who by speaking, teaching, and involvement in living culture pass on to the tribal community what we have learned.


Lushootseed translations for building signs

Listed below are some signs you may see around our buildings. If you ever wondered about the unusual looking letters on the signs, what language they are and what they sound like, simply click on the English word below


Lushootseed Language Department:
7736 36th Ave NW
Tulalip, WA 98271
(Driving Directions)