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Gale Courey Toensing
The Shinnecock Indian Nation was petitioner number 4 on the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ list of tribes seeking federal recognition in 1978 soon after the agency established the seven...
In 1855 the Swinomish signed a treaty trading much of their land for fishing, hunting and shellfish-harvesting rights on their traditional territory...
Billy Frank, Jr.

Our treaty right to gather shellfish depends on the shellfish being safe to eat.

Samish Bay is one of the traditional shellfish gathering areas for the Swinomish and Upper Skagit tribes. It has some of the highest levels of fecal coliform in the state....

Kara Briggs and Brent Merrill
Reprinted with permissions from the Coast Salish Gathering News Canoe families from Western Washington and British Columbia participated in the fourth year of a unique study of wat...
Richard Walker
Jim Woods, environmental policy adviser for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, has been appointed to a second two-year term as senior tribal policy adviser for region 10 of the...
Richard Walker
Marty Loesch, former attorney and inter-governmental affairs director for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Olympia, Washington, has been named chief of staff of Gov...
Richard Walker
Robert Wayne Joe Sr., a member of the Swinomish Senate for 25 years and chairman for 18, passed away June 21 at his home in Swinomish, Washington. He was 76...
Richard Walker
Canoe skippers gathered at Samish Indian Nation’s Fidalgo Bay Resort to confirm routes and arrival dates for the 2011 Canoe Journey...
Indian business owners, tribal leaders and a U.S...