Join us at our Nature Classroom education center for after school activities centered around learning about, playing in, and understanding more about nature and the outdoors! We will have events every Wednesday evening through March 2024
These activities are indoors, and accompanying adults are welcome to stay, watch, and relax in our office area.
Price: Free, $10 per child suggested donation to cover cost of materials
Itinerary: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Meet Location: Sahale Outdoors Education Center, 5007 Pacific Hwy E, Suite 19, Fife, Wa, 98424
Exploration – Growing and learning in the outdoors – Building friendships
Easy: Indoor or outdoor activities in easily accessible areas
“It [Lushootseed] is from the beginning strength of the people, and it is from what the Creator put down upon this land for people…. The earth speaks. The animals speak. Everything has a voice.”Vi Hilbert, Grandmother Video Project
The Puyallup tribe in their own language call themselves a name that means “people from the bend at the bottom of the river.” They are one of twelve Lushootseed speaking tribes in the Puget Sound region. The language of Lushootseed has vast diversity and multiple dialects, with each group having their own way of speaking. All dialects were to be honored and respected, reflecting the values of Lushootseed culture such as ‘Be kind, be helpful, be sharing.’
The Lushootseed speaking peoples called the mountain that dominated their horizon Tacoma or Tahoma, a word that may have meant “the mother of all waters.” The Puyallup tribe is calling on the state of Washington to rename the mountain from its current official name of “Rainier.”
Today, the Puyallup Tribe is a recognizable force in the fight for tribal rights, and were a significant player in the Boldt Decision of 1974, establishing the rights of Native Americans in Washington State to fish using traditional methods.
~ This information was found on PuyallupTribe.com