Proceeds from the sale of this land acknowledgement support the Puyallup Tribal Language Program (puyalluptriballanguage.org). The Lushootseed text reads: be kind, be helpful, be sharing.
BE KIND, BE HELPFUL, BE SHARING are basic virtues of Lushootseed culture, and the language spoken by tribes living around the Puget Sound region. In Tacoma we acknowledge that we live on the Indigenous lands of the Puyallup People, who cared for their ancestral lands before the Medicine Creek Treaty of 1854 removed native peoples to clear way for colonial settlement. We are grateful to the Puyallup Tribe of Indians who continue to be leaders for justice in our community.
This land acknowledgement was letterpress printed with Lushootseed type, designed by Juliet Shen. Puyallup Tribal Language Program Director Amber Hayward was kind, helpful and sharing in creating this edition of broadsides at Springtide Press in Tacoma.
Printed on cream colored French paper, it measures 9 x 12 inches.
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