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6410 23rd Avenue NE
Tulalip, WA 98271

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Contributors for HCC Lesson Plans

Global Storytime Podcast

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Vital Ground Foundation

Teaching Resources

The Hibulb Cultural Center offers Teaching Resources in continuing our mission to share the values of our cultures, communities, and environment. We hope to provide opportunities for students to learn from elders and artists within the community online, and to promote increased understanding o f our ancestral knowledge and achievements.

Welcome to our Journey the Welcome Figures

Raising Our Arms in Thanksgiving

  • From 2006, shown as part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

Lesson Plan PDF:
Welcome Figures, Honoring Gestures/Welcoming/Thanking, 3rd to 5th Grade

Welcome Figures

  • Before you enter the main gallery at the Hibulb Cultural Center you’ll be welcomed by two welcome figures. These welcome figures were carved by Tulalip master carvers Joe Gobin and James Madison

Lesson Plan PDF:
Welcome Figures, Story Poles Lesson

Our Ancestral Lands, A Life Built on Stories, and Environment

Basket Lady's Swing
Kate Simmons Basket

  • The outline of Basket Lady’s basket can be seen on a map of the Sound, the video mentions what the Basket Lady’s and other cedar baskets can be used for!

Lesson Plan PDF:
Ancestral Territory, Map Place Names, 3rd to 4th Grade

Bear and Ant
A traditional story told by Mr. Edward Hagen Sam of Tulalip Reservation.

  • Translated and illustrated by David Spencer, Sr.

Lesson Plan PDF:
Bear and Ant Lesson Plan, 5th to 6th Grade

Warriors We Remember

Veterans, Notable Leaders

Stephenie M. Charley-Blackford
Traditional Dress

  • This video mentions the use of Cedar and the art of beading. Stephenie was a skilled cedar weaver and was also exceptional at beading! Stephanie taught a generation of new Cedar weavers how to make mats, dolls, hats and baskets. Her teachings live on in today’s Indigenous youth.

Terry Williams
Summer Camp House

  • Terry Williams’ vison and guidance has paved the way for future leaders. This video tells about our Treaty right of fishing. Terry has and still continues to fight hard to protect Tulalips sovereignty. Thank you Terry!

Chief William Shelton: A Bridge Between Two Worlds

The Power of Words: A History of Tulalip, Treaty

Strengthening Our Way of Life: Cultural Values, Family, and Treaty

Indian Schools

  • The Treaty of Point Elliott promised schools for young indigenous children. This video references the signing of the 1855 Point Elliott Treaty and the assurance of schools.

Lesson Plan PDF:
The Treaty of The Treaty of Point Elliott Assembly Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan PDF:
Treaty, Congressional Resolution, Government-to-Government Relationship Lesson

Summer Camp House

  • It’s known that fishing is a part of our traditional way of life. In 1974, Treaty fishing would be granted as a right by Judge Boldt. As stated in the lesson, “Boldt ruled treaty fishing of Northwest tribes a right, not a privilege.”

Lesson Plan PDF:
The Treaty of Point Elliott: A Living Document

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