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News from Brian Sullivan

October 2017


Brian Sullivan's eNewsletter


Snohomish County Council
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 609
Everett, Washington 98201
8th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building 
Phone: 425-388-3494


Robert Knoll, Legislative Aide

Councilmember Sullivan Votes for Indigenous Peoples' Day

On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, County Council along with the County Executive, passed Joint Resolution 17-033 recognizing the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples' Day.  The resolution states, "Snohomish County values the many contributions made to our community by the Indigenous Peoples through knowledge, labor, technology, science, philosophy, arts and the deep cultural contribution that has substantially shaped the character of this County."

I'm proud to represent Tulalip Tribes in District 2.  I've been working hard to create a sense of fairness between our governments and treating each other with great respect.  Last week Tulalip Tribes' Chairwoman Marie Zackuse, alongside members of the Tribes' Board of Directors, hosted a lunch to discuss topics including economic development, water quality, infrastructure, and cooperation.

would like to dedicate this eNewsletter to the rich history Tulalip Tribes have contributed to Snohomish County, and I look forward to our future.

Tulalip Tribes Projects

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The Tulalip Tribes Projects site has been created to keep the community and partners informed of current projects.

  • I-5/116th Street NE Interchange Improvements Project
    A construction project of the Tulalip Tribes, in cooperation with WSDOT, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Snohomish County, and the city of Marysville. The improvements to the I-5/116th Street NE Interchange will be made in phases, in the current phase new bridge deck is being constructed. Once complete the new interchange will reduce congestion, increase safety and support economic development in Snohomish county and in the vicinity of the Tulalip Tribes and the City of Marysville.
  • Qwuloolt Estuary Restoration Project
    This project will return natural hydrologic processes to the ecosystem, thereby initiating the restoration of estuarine habitat at Qwuloolt, as manifested by the re-establishment of associated native salmon, wildlife and plant communities.  A project of the Tulalip Tribes, partners include representatives from the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE), US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), City of Marysville, Snohomish Basin Salmon Recovery Forum, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Puget Sound Partnership and Sound Transit. 
  • Tidal Benchmarks Project
    A project of the Tulalip Tribes Community Development, in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Snohomish County to restore and establish certified tidal benchmarks.
  • Tulalip Water Pipeline Project
    The Tulalip Water Pipeline Project is a project of the Tulalip Tribes, in cooperation with the City of Everett, through the Joint Water Pipeline Board to construct a 7.5 mile-long water transmission pipeline between the Tulalip Reservation and Everett.

Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve


The Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve's mission is to revive, restore, protect, interpret, collect and enhance the history, traditional cultural values and spiritual beliefs of the Tulalip Tribes who are the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skykomish tribes and other tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott.  Check out their website and make sure you visit the museum-you will not be disappointed!  

Lushootseed - Traditional Tulalip Language - dxʷləšucid

courtesy of Hibulb Cultural Center Website

Lushootseed is a member of the Salish language family, whose approximately twenty surviving languages are spoken from northern Oregon to central British Columbia, and from the Pacific coast eastward into Montana and along the British Columbia-Alberta border.

The Lushootseed-speaking region extends along the shores of Puget Sound from modern-day Olympia to the Skagit watershed and from Hood Canal to the Cascades. The term “Northern “ refers to the language as spoken by the Skagit, Swinomish, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish and neighboring peoples; “Southern Lushootseed,” is that spoken by the peoples of Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Suquamish and their neighbors. The Snohomish Lushootseed spoken at Tulalip exhibits features of both Northern and Southern language, though it is usually categorized as “Northern.”

The Tulalip Tribes Lushootseed Department is dedicated to increasing awareness of Lushootseed within the community and beyond, as well as to restoring the language to everyday use within the community.

District 2 October Events


Culture Series -- Saturday, Oct. 14th | 1:00 PM 

tulalip artist


Monie Ordonia, Tulalip Artist
Event Location: Classroom 2

 Monie Ordonia shares her love of painting with young and young at heart who can make and take a stunning painting of their own design.

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


Native Art Mart -- Saturday, Oct. 7th | 12:00 PM 

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Native Art Mart
Event Location: HCC Canoe Hall

A bazaar with Native American art and crafts will be available. Admission fees apply. (Registration and applicable fees required for vendors. Limited space available.)

This event is free on October 5th as admission is free on this first Thursday of the month. The event is included in the cost of admission on October 7th.


Boo Bash 2017 
October 29, 2017   1:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

boo bash

    The 7th annual Boo Bash is the best way to spend Halloween in Mukilteo!  Bring your entire family to Rosehill Community Center dressed in your best Halloween costume. Kids will have the opportunity to play games, do awesome arts and craft projects, walk through a spooky haunted house, and more!  All children will receive a reusable Boo Bash bag for trick-or-treating.  FREE EVENT!

    Mad Science, Campfire and the YMCA will be on hand running activities. If you’d like to volunteer, contact the Recreation Department at 425.26.8180.

    Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Mukilteo Food Bank. There will also be a blood drive by Bloodworks Northwest. To register, call 425.263.8180. If under age 18, you must have a signed parental waiver.


    Monster Bash - Touch a Tank and Truck Event 
    October 7, 2017   10:00 AM -- 2:00 PM


    Get scary close to a collection of mythical and marvelous machines at the Flying Heritage Collection's third annual MONSTER BASH happening October 7th! Free admission for kids 13 and under dressed in costume. Stay all day, explore exhibits and ultra-rare vintage aircraft and vehicles. Where else can you touch big firetrucks, tanks, tractors, and monster trucks? Exhibitors will hand out tasty treats to attendees while supplies last.  See you at the Flying Heritage Collection on Paine Field in Everett, WA for this super scary MONSTER touch a tank and truck event!

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