Events & Announcements

For the time being, we will only have a calendar listing on the website. The old calendar did not work on iPads, iPhones or Android phones and slowed down the Events page loading. This is only until we deploy the new website in the next few months. Don’t forget to RSVP! This will aid us in planning future events.

“Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol. This includes activities not at Samish venues.”

Announcements:

  • LAST CHANCE TO RSVP FOR CAMP SAMISH! Make sure to RSVP by Friday, March 24th.

    • Tentative Schedule:
      • Monday April 3
        • Afternoon: Arrive, register, cedar crafts
        • Evening: Open Mic Night
      • Tuesday April 4
        • Morning: Cedar Ornaments, Cedar Hats, Carving
        • Afternoon: Hats, carving, language learning
        • Language Story & Activity
      • Wednesday April 5
      • Thursday April 6
        • Morning: Pack, clean and end of camp

  • BEAVER LODGE

    The Beaver Lodge is open to anyone who would like to carve or learn carving. Open days are Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays. The Carving Circle meets on Thursdays.

February:

Wool & Cedar  Headbands Class

DATES:                Saturday, February 25

TIME:                   10:00 am – 3:00 pm

LOCATION:        Samish Admin Building

CONTACT:          Sally (sbarrett@samishtribe.nsn.us, 360-293-6404 ext 203) or Jan (jflagg@samishtribe.nsn.us, 360-293-6404 ext 106)

DETAILS:           Join us to learn how to weave wool & cedar headbands! There are limited looms available, so please RSVP by February 23. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

 

March:

CULTURE CLASS – GENEALOGY

DATES:               March 25

TIME:                  10am – 3pm

LOCATION:       Samish Admin Building

CONTACT:         Jason Ticknor – (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:           Please join us in learning more about tracking our genealogy. Beaver Lodge will be open. Lunch provided.

 

April:

Skating!

DATES:                April 2

TIME:                  11am – 1pm

LOCATION:       Skagit Skate  390 Cedar St. Burlington, WA 98233

CONTACT:        Sally Barrett  (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:        Come have a skate party at Skagit Skate! Have a fun time with your extended family. There’s lights, music with a DJ, games. Skate rental and snack bar included. Please help us insure all our gatherings are drug and alcohol free.

Camp Samish

DATES:                April 3 – April 6

TIME:                  All Day

LOCATION:       Samish Island Camp, 11633 Scott Rd, Bow, WA 98232 

CONTACT:        Sally Barrett and Jackie Ferry – (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:          This year’s Camp Samish will be during spring break. Join us for cultural crafts, language learning, storytelling, and more! RSVP by March 24 and please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol. For more information on Samish Island Camp, go to www.campsamish.org/newsite/index.html

CULTURE CLASS – SINGING

DATES:                April 8

TIME:                  10am – 3pm

LOCATION:       Samish Administration Building –  2918 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:         Kelly Hall and Jackie Ferry – (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:          Come sing with us! RSVP by March 31 and lunch will be provided. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

CULTURE CLASS – LARGE DRUMS

DATES:                April 22

TIME:                  10am – 3pm

LOCATION:       Samish Administration Building –  2918 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:         Jan Flagg and Jackie Ferry – (360) 293-6404 

DETAILS:          This class will be making 18-inch men’s drums. We only have ten spots available, so RSVP as soon as possible. Lunch will be provided. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

        

May:

PENN COVE WATER FESTIVAL

DATES:               May 20

TIME:                  11:00 – 5:00

LOCATION:       Coupeville, WA 98239

CONTACT:         penncovewaterfestival@gmail.com // www.penncovewaterfestival.com

DETAILS:          Enjoy canoe racing, crafts and culture, and entertainment while learning about how to appreciate and protect our shared natural resources. Note: This is not a Samish-sponsored event.

CEDAR HARVEST

DATES:                May 27-28

TIME:                   TBD

LOCATION:        TBD 

CONTACT:          Kelly Hall and Sally Barrett – (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:           If the cedar is ready, we will be harvesting roots and bark on Saturday and processing roots on Sunday. RSVP by May 19 to secure your spot; lunches will be provided. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

 

June:

CULTURE CLASS – IRONWOOD

DATES:                June 3-4

TIME:                   TBD

LOCATION:        TBD

CONTACT:          Kelly Hall and Rosie (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:           Join us to harvest ironwood on Saturday and processing on Sunday. RSVP by May 26 to secure your spot; lunches will be provided. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

CEDAR HARVEST

DATES:                June 10-11

TIME:                   TBD

LOCATION:        TBD

CONTACT:          Jan Flagg and Rosie – (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:           Join us to harvest cedar bark on Saturday and making bark bailers and baskets on Sunday. RSVP by June 2 to secure your spot; lunches will be provided. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

ELDERS LUNCHEON

DATES:                June 23

TIME:                   10am – 3pm

LOCATION:        Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:          (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:            Save the date! Details to follow.

JUNE CULTURAL DAY

DATES:                June 24

TIME:                   10am – 3pm

LOCATION:        Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:          (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:           Join us for a day of celebration and remembrance. We will honor Granny/J-2 and other orcas lost this past year.

TRIBAL GENERAL COUNCIL

DATES:                June 25

TIME:                   9:00 – 5:00

LOCATION:        Fidalgo Bay Resort, 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:          (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:           The annual Samish General Council meeting. Join us to learn what Samish staff have accomplished in the previous year and to talk to Tribal Council.

 

July:

SAMISH CEMETERY CLEANUP 

DATES:                July 8

TIME:                   9am – 5pm

LOCATION:       Samish Island Camp, 11633 Scott Rd, Bow, WA 98232

CONTACT:         Jackie Ferry – 360-293-6404

DETAILS:           Join us for a morning of cleanup and spiritual work, lunch hosted by Samish Island Camp, and an afternoon of recreation. RSVP by June 30 and please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

CULTURAL BOAT TOUR

DATES:                July 15

TIME:                   9:00 – 3:00

LOCATION:       Cap Sante Marina, Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:         Jackie Ferry – 360-293-6404

DETAILS:           Join us and Island Adventures for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory. Call to reserve your spot. Priority is given to tribal members who haven’t attended before.

SALUTE TO NATIVE AMERICAN DAY

DATES:                July 22

TIME:                   6:10pm

LOCATION:       Safeco Field, Seattle

CONTACT:         Jackie Ferry – 360-293-6404

DETAILS:           Celebrate the Mariners’ Salute to Native American Day! Call to reserve your tickets. Priority is given to tribal members who haven’t attended before.

 

August:

Culture Class – Traditional Gathering

DATES:                August 26

TIME:                   TBD

LOCATION:       TBD

CONTACT:         Rosie – (360) 293-6404

DETAILS:         Learn where to find traditional plants and how to harvest them. RSVP by August 18 to secure your spot; lunches will be provided. Please help us insure all of our gatherings are free of drugs and alcohol.

September:

CULTURAL BOAT TOUR

DATES:                September 9

TIME:                   9am – 3pm

LOCATION:       Cap Sante Marina, Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98221

CONTACT:         Jackie Ferry – 360-293-6404

DETAILS:           Join us and Island Adventures for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory. Call to reserve your spot. Priority is given to tribal members who haven’t attended before.