In the spring of 2021, my family and I moved to Arlington, WA. Before the colonists, this place was called Skabalko by the Stillaguamish People who were here since time immemorial.
We honor the first peoples of these lands by acknowledging that the area in which we live is within the traditional territory of the stuləgʷábš, People of the River, Stoluck-wa-mish River Tribe, the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. The Stillaguamish people have inhabited these lands and waters since time immemorial and their ancestors have remained in this territory to this day. The Stillaguamish people have continued to practice the traditional ways of their ancestors of fishing, hunting, and gathering. The Stillaguamish Tribe has had these lands and cultural traditions passed on to them by their ancestors who believed that everything has a spirit and that they are caretakers of these lands and waters.
Learn more about the Stillaguamish Tribe at the Stillaguamish website.