Snohomish County marks the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day.
The Snohomish County Council resolution that formally recognized this occasion stated the following:
"Snohomish County recognizes that the Indigenous Peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial."
"Indigenous Coast Salish peoples, including Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, Tulalip, and other tribes, inhabited the Puget Sound region that encompasses the shorelands and uplands of Snohomish County for thousands of years, using the area to harvest salmon, shellfish and land-based resources."
"The Indigenous Peoples enjoyed and exhibited a rich, diverse culture and enduring spirit that continues to be present and celebrated to this day throughout the region."
"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."