Samish in the News
Watch the Panel Discussion about Treaty Rights and Federal Recognition on the Seattle Channel including two documentaries; “Maiden of Deception Pass” and “Saving Snoqualmie Falls”.
September 11, 2016 – GoSkagit: Uncertainty Looms Over Upcoming Water, Fish Consumption Rule
September 4, 2016 – GoSkagit: Bringing Back the Olympia Oyster
August 18, 2016 – Puget Sound Partnership: Overview of Habitat Resoration to Protect Property at Weaverling Spit and Nearshore Habitat Restoration: Weaverling Spit Project Summary
August 10, 2016 – Anacortes American: Thompson Trestle, Causeway Eyed for Replacement
January 26, 2016 – Samish Indian Nation documentary garners national attention
December 16, 2015: GoSkagit – County, Samish Indian Nation sign compensation agreement.
September 30, 2015: The Stranger – “It’s Time to Free Lolita, a Puget Sound Killer Whale That’s Been Held Captive in Florida for 45 Years”
September 27, 2015: Panel Discussion about Treaty Rights and Federal Recognition aired on the Seattle Channel.
August 5, 2015: GoAnacortes – ” ‘Maiden of Deception Pass’ film tells story of Samish people”
June 28, 2015: Indian Country Today – “Want to See Great Native Art? Take A Ferry Ride”
June 22, 2015: Calling all Skagit County residents, please participate in this survey on Quality of Life in Skagit.
June 19, 2015: The Seattle Times – “Northwest’s first citizens develop tribal tourism”
May 26, 2015: Indian Country Today – “Big Two Months for the Samish Nation: Repatriation, Ferry Naming”
May 14, 2015: Goskagit.com: New 144-car Ferry to Set Sail This Summer in Anacortes
April 30, 2015: Indian Country Today – “10 Things You Should Know About the Samish Nation”
April 1, 2015: Northwest Hawaii Ohana Newsletter, April 2015: Bridge of Aloha Festival with Special Opening Ceremony Honoring Samish
March 27, 2015: San Juan Islander: Samish Land in County Permanently Protected if Bill Passes
March 25, 2015. Goskagit.com: Bill would put some Samish tribal property into federal trust
September 29, 2014. Anacortes Now: Samish DEIS Hearing 9-18-14 Follow Up Article
September 3, 2014. Anacortes American: Samish helping state remove shoreline structures that hurt habitat
July 9, 2014. Sanjuanjournal.com: Transfer of ancient Samish canoe builds bridges to the past
July 9, 2014. IndianCountryTodayNetwork.com: Return of the Old One: Historical Society Repatriates Samish Canoe to Tribe
June 19, 2014. Goanacortes.com: Celebration Honors Native American Culture.
June 12, 2014. Mukilteo Beacon.com: Tokitae Joins State Fleet.
January 22, 2014. Goanacortes.com: Woven Cedar Hats Honor Samish Culture.
July 23, 2013. House of Natural Resources Committee: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1225
April 1, 2013. Komo News: San Juan Islands Celebrate National Monument Designation
March 9, 2013. West Seattle Blog: All eyes on ferry-in-progress Samish during governor’s Vigor visit
November 21, 2012. Anacortes American: State ferry named Samish.
November 14, 2012. The Olympian: New state ferries get regional tribal names.
November 14, 2012. Skagit Valley Herald: New State Ferry named after Samish tribe.
November 14, 2012. The News Tribune. 2 New Washington ferries named Samish, Tokitae.
November 13, 2012. Anacortes American: State Ferry named for Samish.
November 13, 2012. Miami Herald: 2 New Washington Ferries Named Samish, Tokitae.
November 13, 2012. The Seattle Times: New ferry names Decided: Samish and Tokitae.
November 13, 2012. Seattle PI: 2 New ferries named Samish, Tokitae.
November 13, 2012. King 5 News. 2 New Washington ferries named Samish, Tokitae.
November 13, 2012. Kitsap Sun: Two new state ferries named Samish, Tokitae.
November 13, 2012. TDN.com: 2 new WA ferries named Samish, Tokitae.
Updated November 13, 2012. The Petition Site: Name the next WA State ferry Tokitae. Congratulations to Samish.
National Public Radio. November 13, 2012.
November 13, 2012. The Olympian: 2 new WA ferries named Samish, Tokitae.
October 10, 2012. Anacortes American: A new state ferry could still be named after Samish.
October 10, 2012. Anacortes American: Samish Improve Shoreline at Weaverling Spit.
October 5, 2012. Anacortes American: Clam up, Ivar supporters. Ferry should be named Samish.
September 12, 2012. Anacortes American: Ferry name a new way for state to recognize the Samish
September 8, 2012. Indian Country Today Media Network: Help Support Samish Indian Nation’s drive to name Washington Ferry “Samish”
September 5, 2012. Anacortes American: Tribe rounding up support to have ferry named for Samish
June 10, 2012. Skagit Valley Herald: Swinomish, Samish share their culture.
May 15, 2012. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Press Release: Native American cultural celebration returns to Deception Pass State Park
May 9, 2012. Anacortes American: Healing Cedars: Samish honor Tesoro tragedy victims with plaque, trees
March 31, 2012. Go Skagit: Cap Sante students leave their mark at restoration site
October 26, 2o11. Anacortes American, and November 1, 2011. Fidalgo This Week: Illegal Dumping Cleaned Up by Tribe
September 22, 2011. Skagit Valley Herald: Samish Win Court Decision
September 21, 2011. Turtle Talk: Federal Circuit Revives Part of Samish Indian Nation Damages Claims against US in Federal Recognition Case
August 23, 2011. Go Skagit: Samish Tribe Proposes Casino on Highway 20
August 22, 2011. Seattle News Times: Long-suffering Samish say casino might change luck
August 3, 2011. Whidbey News Times: Tribes go easy on Oak Harbor
June 30, 2011. Anacortes American. Samish Nation Celebrates 15 years of achievements
June 26, 2011. Anacortes Now: Samish Canoe Races on Fidalgo Bay
June 22, 2011. Go Skagit. Samish War Canoes Race on Fidalgo Bay Saturday
June 21, 2011. KOMO 4 Radio News. Human Remains found in Oak Harbor, full story was read including full statement given by Tribal Chairman Tom Wooten.
June 19, 2011. Indian Country Today: The Journey to Swinomish
June 14, 2011. Whidbey News Times: Native Americans celebrated at Deception Pass State Park
May 31, 2011. Washington State Parks News Release: Native American cultural celebration returns to Deception Pass State Park
June 20, 2010. Skagit Valley Herald: Samish Healing Pole Represents Life Coming from Tragedy
June 26, 2010. Skagit Valley Herald: Huckleberry Island transferred to the Samish
June 4, 2010. Whidbey News Times: Parks honor Native American Culture in June