The Puyallup School District recognizes that our district shares the name of the original inhabitants of the land we are located on. The Puyallup Tribe is known as spuyaləpabš/puyaləpabš (“people from the bend at the bottom of the river”) in their ancestral language, Lushootseed. The district is located on the Puyallup Reservation and on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup people, a Sovereign nation that operates under the Medicine Creek Treaty.
The following land acknowledgement recognizes the land and people who have, and continue to, live and steward it.
"As part of the Puyallup School District's commitment to partnering with our diverse communities, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup Tribe. We recognize the Puyallup people have lived on and stewarded these lands since time immemorial and continue to do so today."