To honor Indigenous People's Day the Seahawks have partnered with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe again, to bring a Tribal Art Collection to the Pro Shop.
The art collection features the Coast Salish design to bring attention to the art culture of the Muckleshoot Tribe.
Donny Stevenson, the Vice Chairman of the Muckleshoot Tribal Council, talked about what the art is and means.
"It is one of the most beautiful artforms in the world," Stevenson explained. "The entirety of the imagery is taken from three individual shapes so that every component you see in Salish design is either positive or negative space created by one of those three shapes. When you put them together, you can represent virtually any real-world thing."
In 2021, the Seahawks first collaborated with the Muckleshoot Tribe to create a custom T-shirt with a Coast Salish design that was distributed to Muckleshoot community members and the Seahawks team and staff to celebrate Indigenous People's Day.
The T-Shirt was later made available to fans at the Pro Shop and this year the collection is expanding. T-shirts, hoodies, and beanies are available now!
The Muckleshoot Tribe wanted to share this new logo with the 12s, to have it be a part of the community and give it back to the community with proceeds from the art collection going to NAMI.
The Seattle Seahawks have a longstanding partnership with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe that dates back to 2019 after the Seahawks and Muckleshoot announced a 10-year partnership.
"You'll never find a more ardent group of Seahawks fans than you will in Indian country, and specifically here at Muckleshoot. We're 12s to the core, and we're all about representing the Seattle Seahawks," Stevenson said.
The relationship between the Seahawks and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe reaches beyond the community and into the football realm as well.
During the offseason, rookies were taken onto Lake Washington in canoes with members of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
"The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is a water people," Stevenson said. "A core piece of our identity comes from the waterways here in this region, whether that's the fresh water or the salt water. Primarily, substance was pulled from those resources, whether that's fisheries within the rivers or the fisheries within the salt water, the salmon, just the bounty that the Salish Sea provides. Bottom line is, the Salish Sea doesn't exist without our people; we don't exist without the Salish Sea. It's a core part of who we are, and we're a core part of what this region represents."
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe recently held a private religious ceremony to bless the newly installed Muckleshoot Plaza gate artwork along with Seahawks president Chuck Arnold. The Seahawks and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe agreed to a 10-year partnership last year which included naming rights to the north plaza at Lumen Field.