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Tribes welcome Mukilteo’s new ferry terminal


September 6, 2017

Tulalip tribal member Chelsea Craig, right, leads a group of students from Quil Ceda Elementary School in Marysville in a traditional welcome song during a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal Wednesday, Aug. 30.

Tulalip Tribal leaders joined federal, state and city officials last week to welcome construction of a new ferry terminal on part of the Snohomish people’s original territory – the Mukilteo waterfront.

“We are welcoming you to our territory; we still consider this our land, our homeland,” Chelsea Craig, a tribal member who serves as a cultural specialist at Quil Ceda Elementary School, said before leading a group of students from the school in a traditional welcome song.

After more than a decade of planning, construction of the state’s new ferry terminal is set begin Monday, Sept...

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