Livestock Brand Design Submissions for Medicine River Ranch


Nisqually tribal member and Nisqually Community artists, here is an opportunity to create a unique brand for all the Medicine River Ranch animals that will be registered with the state and seen nationally and eventually internationally.

Keoni Kalama, Medicine River Ranch Manager, said he is excited to take this next step for the ranch as it is growing. “It’s time. We will have Indian Relay Race horse teams in the future, we have pigs and we’re about to have our first foal that will be the first registered quarter horse under the Nisqually Medicine River Ranch name.”

Brand designs need to be simple and clean, but at that same time, represent Nisqually when thinking about Medicine River Ranch and “People of the river, people of the grass.” The Nisqually Language app on any platform can be downloaded if you want to work with some of those elements, and want some assistance from the Nisqually Language Center. (Call Administration and ask for Kayla Sparkuhl or Catalina Sanchez to request assistance with the language. (360) 456-5221.

Here is a link to a discussion of brands in Texas that can help inform some design ideas.

“Just think of the animals a little too. The less complicated the design, the better, even if there are better ways of branding now where infection isn’t as big a concern,” said Kalama.

Please submit your design by Sept. 16th, 2022. Please use an 8 1/2 x 11-inch piece of paper to print your design to or to draw on and submit to this e-mail or drop at the front desk of Nisqually Administration, attention: Debbie Preston.




What: Livestock Brand Design Submissions for Medicine River Ranch
When: Submit your design by Friday, September 16th, 2022
Contact: Debbie Preston,



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