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We Honor Native Land

The Space Needle honors the rich history of this land's past, present and future.

In 2020, we commissioned local artist, Paige Pettibon, to design a one-of-a-kind art piece to create a permanent space for our land acknowledgement that is visible for our neighbors and Guests so that they have the opportunity to learn more about local tribes.

We humbly acknowledge our presence on Costal Salish, Duwamish land. Aligning with our values of openness and inclusivity, we recognize that without these people, we would not have access to this space. We pay our respect to the indigenous people of all area tribes that are still here, continuing to honor and bring to light their heritage as the original caretakers of this land.

About the Artist

Paige Pettibon is an artist based in Tacoma, Washington. Her medium focus is acrylic painting, but has extended to fiber art, beadwork, digital design, and other media.

Paige is Black, White, and Salish (from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes). Paige is influenced by her multicultural background. She identifies as a community artist. She continues to grow within the Indigenous community by learning the Lushootseed language, tribal songs, arts, dances, and traditions.

Visit Paige's website here.

About the Land Acknowledgement

In partnership with the Duwamish Tribe, the Space Needle DEIB Council crafted the attraction's land acknowledgement. Today, land acknowledgements are an effective way to call attention to the colonization of Indigenous land on which we now live, and invite conversation about Indigenous histories.

Learn more about the Duwamish Tribe.

Indigenous Members Discount

The Space Needle welcomes and appreciates the individuals and their families who are part of the many Pacific Northwest Indigenous groups. Please go to the Space Needle Admissions Office to receive a discount on admission. No ID or Tribal Membership is required. Note: This discount is not available online or on kiosks.


Native Lands near the Space Needle:

The land upon which the Space Needle now stands is the home of multiple local indigenous peoples including the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla.

See which native land you live on here.

Coast Salish Territory:

Stretching from the Puget Sound to Vancouver, BC, read more about the territory that includes the land of these indigenous peoples.

Real Rent Duwamish:

More resources and how you can support the Duwamish Tribe.