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Planning

The Planning Department supports the sustainable development and maintenance of tribal properties, facilities, and programs on behalf of the Samish Nation.

The Planning Department supports the following functions of the Tribe:

Tribal Planning

  • Tribal Census & Data
  • Government Strategic Plan
  • Long Range Transportation Plan
  • Comprehensive Plan (in progress 2017-2018)
  • Seven Generation Vision (in progress 2017-2018)
Programs & Services Planning
 
  • Needs assessments
  • Program and services expansion planning
  • Grant writing


Development
  • Facility construction and remodel
  • Land use plans
  • Permitting
  • Roads
Maintenance
  • Repair and maintenance of tribal facilities
  • Operations and maintenance planning




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  • Participate in the 2018 Samish Transportation Trial

    by Nora Pederson | Jun 12, 2018
    Calling all Samish Tribal Members

    Transportation Trial


















    Your tribe needs your help!

    Participate in the 2018 Samish Transportation Trial and help us improve transportation options for you and your fellow tribal members.

    We know that there is a need for public transportation to Samish tribal facilities for tribal events and services because we hear about it from Tribal members and program staff. The Tribe has access to funding for public transportation, but we must document the need in order to qualify for grant funding.

    How do I participate? Call Nora Pederson, Samish Planner, at (360)208-7590. Nora is connecting with tribal members over the phone to coordinate public transportation options to tribal events through 2018. We want to hear how transportation to Samish events works (or doesn’t work) for you and help you find transportation that you’re comfortable using by:

    • Providing free bus passes
    • Navigating existing bus service
    • Coordinating carpools
    • Providing rides when needed

    The Samish Planning Department is running this trial all year, with a focus on coordinating transportation to Samish cultural events and activities. If the trial is successful, it could help Samish get a bus in 2019!

  • A Tradition of Transportation Safety

    by Nora Pederson | Nov 30, 2017

    Samish Canoes off Samish Island

    The Samish tribe has a long tradition of caring for the safety of Tribal families and guests as they move around Samish Traditional territory. In the photo above, Samish canoes arrive at a gathering on Samish Island.

    Looking toward the future, the Tribe is continuing this tradition as it develops the physical facilities to meet the needs of the community in the 21st century. As the Tribe grows, Tribal roads and other transportation facilities (boat launches, trails, etc.) will require constant improvement to keep us connected and ensure safe and reliable access to Samish programs, services, community events, and gatherings. There are two elements to this:

    • First, when we build roads and other transportation facilities, we want to keep them safe.
    • Second, we want to promote safe travel on non-tribal roads.

    Keeping people safe on the road is a challenge across the United States, but it is particularly urgent for Native American communities.

    Transportation Safety graphic

    In Washington State the traffic fatality rate for Native Americans and Alaska Natives is more than three times higher than any other ethnic group. Fortunately, no deaths or serious injuries have occurred on Samish roads since rerecognition in 1996. We want to keep it this way.

    You can help by answering a few questions in the survey below, or by joining the Samish Transportation group. Please feel free to contact us at npederson@samshtribe.nsn.us for more information, or to get involved.

Birch Bay Waterslides

Blaine | Dates: 19 – 19 Aug, 2018
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Mariners Game

Seattle | Dates: 21 – 21 Aug, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 23 – 23 Aug, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes | Dates: 26 – 26 Aug, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 06 – 06 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2018
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Cultural Boat Trip - Sept

Anacortes | Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes | Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes | Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2018
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Wool Workshop 1 of 2

Anacortes | Dates: 29 Sep – 30 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2018
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Wool Workshop 2 or 2

Anacortes | Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2018
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Artists Studio Tour

Anacortes | Dates: 20 – 21 Oct, 2018
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Beading

Anacortes | Dates: 27 – 28 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 01 – 01 Nov, 2018
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Píxwel Esq’áplh/Fall Camp Samish

Oak Harbor | Dates: 02 – 04 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2018
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Harvest Dinner

Anacortes | Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes | Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2018
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Christmas Party

Anacortes | Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018
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