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GIS Data and StoryMaps

GIS Data and StoryMaps Resource List

The resources and links listed below provide additional information and sources on GIS Data:

Samish Indian Nation ESRI GIS StoryMaps and Applications:

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Kelp Study in Samish Traditional Territory

A Decade of Disappearance: Bull Kelp in the San Juan Islands

A presence/absence comparison of Bull Kelp canopies over a decade in Samish Traditional Territory, San Juan Archipelago, Washington.

Samish Indian Nation Timeline

The history of Samish Indian Nation.

Samish Sea Level Rise Application

This mapping application provides a way to understand and evaluate the effects of sea level rise and how it may threaten coastal historic or cultural sites.

Coast Salish Place Names of the San Juan Islands

An ongoing project of a present day look at historic Coast Salish locations throughout the San Juan Islands and Strait of Georgia.

Partnering to Save the Endangered Oregon Spotted Frog

The collaborative effort between Samish Indian Nation and partners to restore Oregon Spotted Frog habitat in Washington State.

Samish 13 Moons

Explore the indigenous calendars that are logical to the Peoples who have close relationships with this natural environment.

Our Future Climate in Samish Traditional Territory

Samish Indian Nation's effort to build resilience for future impacts of climate change in the San Juan Archipelago, WA.

Marine Debris Cleanup in Samish Traditional Territory

Samish Department of Natural Resources' efforts to remove marine debris and creosote in the San Juan Archipelago, WA

Samish Self-Guided Homelands Tour

A resource to learn about Samish history and culture while exploring the traditional Samish homelands.

ESRI StoryMap Live Episodes

ESRI StoryMaps is kicking off a free webinar series that anyone can join to learn how to get started with StoryMaps. Every two months, they share the latest updates to StoryMaps, hear from featured StoryMap authors, and answer your StoryMap questions. Samish Indian Nation's GIS Program Manager, Casey Palmer-McGee, was the featured StoryMap author for April 2021.

Want to watch Casey's StoryMap Live episode, which focuses on how ArcGIS StoryMaps are being used for tribal storytelling efforts in the United States? Click the image below!

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To learn more about other featured StoryMap authors and their projects, click the image below.

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In the Community: Qwlhó7el Camas Bake (Whidbey Island)


The Coast Salish Youth Coalition invites Samish citizens to attend their 6th Annual Qwlhó7el Camas Bake.

Dates: 16 – 19 May, 2024

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Culture Talk: Blankets of Nobility (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Learn about the role of Coast Salish women in fostering a social economy of generosity.

Dates: 04 – 04 Jun, 2024

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Book Club: Native Seattle (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place” by Coll Thrush.

Dates: 11 – 11 Jun, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual Summer Gathering


If you cannot attend the Annual Elders Luncheon, Samish Elders are invited to our Samish Elders Virtual Summer Gathering.

Dates: 14 – 14 Jun, 2024

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Chat & Craft (online + Anacortes)


Join us online or in-person to catch up while working on independent craft projects.

Dates: 15 – 15 Jun, 2024

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Annual Elders Luncheon


Samish Elders and intertribal Elders are invited!

Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2024

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Morning Social (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join online or gather at Fidalgo Bay Resort to chat and catch up.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Canoe Trips (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join the Samish Canoe Family for a short canoe trip in Fidalgo Bay.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Salish Sea Háwe7 (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Explore the Samish homelands by water with Island Adventures.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Smoke Signals (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join virtually or in-person for a group streaming of Smoke Signals.

Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2024

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Book Club: 1491 (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” by Charles C. Mann.

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2024

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