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About Samish

The Samish Indian Nation is governed by a seven member Tribal Council elected to oversee the welfare and resources of the Tribe; its constitution, economic development, policies, legislation, enrollment, and justice. A General Council, all voting age members, maintains active participation in both the governance responsibilities and cultural gatherings of the Tribe. Today the leaders of the Tribe move both in the traditional Samish ways and use the tools of the modern day world. The Tribe offers to its members a wide variety of opportunities such as:

The Samish work with state and federal agencies on several grants to protect the environment and preserve natural and cultural resources, as well as creating a sound economic base for our tribe and each individual family. The Samish are strong and committed people. We are committed to reestablishing our homelands, strengthening our tribal culture, demonstrating traditional stewardship of cultural and natural resources, and being a contributing force in the economic base of our region. In short, the Tribe is continuing in the ways of their ancestors, carrying forth the values and visions of a strong Samish Indian Nation.


Samish Elders Virtual Holiday Gathering


Samish Elders Virtual Holiday Gathering

Dates: 02 – 02 Dec, 2022

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In-Person Holiday Party

Anacortes, WA

In-Person Holiday Party

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2022

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Virtual Holiday Party


Virtual Holiday Party

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2022

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Beaded Ornament Class


Beaded Ornament Class

Dates: 06 – 06 Dec, 2022

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Beaded Ornament Class


Beaded Ornament Class

Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2022

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Chat & Craft


Chat & Craft

Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2022

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Book Club: Custer Died for Your Sins


Book Club: Custer Died for Your Sins

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2022

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Book Club: Northwest Native Harvest


Book Club: Northwest Native Harvest

Dates: 05 – 05 Jan, 2023

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