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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.


Cedar Headbands


Chelángen Live! Cedar Headbands

Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2020

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Cedar Headbands


Chelángen Live! Cedar Headbands

Dates: 01 – 01 Oct, 2020

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Drum Making


Chelángen Live! Drum Making

Dates: 06 – 06 Oct, 2020

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Drum Making


Chelángen Live! Drum Making

Dates: 08 – 08 Oct, 2020

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Pacific Northwest Archaeology


Chelángen Live! Pacific Northwest Archaeology

Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2020

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Pacific Northwest Archaeology


Chelángen Live! Pacific Northwest Archaeology

Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2020

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Knitted Hats


Chelángen Live! Knitted Hats

Dates: 20 – 20 Oct, 2020

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Knitted Hats


Chelángen Live! Knitted Hats

Dates: 22 – 22 Oct, 2020

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Rattle Carving


Chelángen Live! Rattle Carving

Dates: 27 – 27 Oct, 2020

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Rattle Carving


Chelángen Live! Rattle Carving

Dates: 29 – 29 Oct, 2020

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Bugle Bead Earrings


Chelángen Live! Bugle Bead Earrings

Dates: 03 – 03 Nov, 2020

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Bugle Bead Earrings


Chelángen Live! Bugle Bead Earrings

Dates: 05 – 05 Nov, 2020

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Guemes History


Chelángen Live! Guemes History

Dates: 10 – 10 Nov, 2020

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Guemes History


Chelángen Live! Guemes History

Dates: 12 – 12 Nov, 2020

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Harvest Fest


Chelángen Live! Harvest Fest

Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2020

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Beaded Holiday Ornaments


Chelángen Live! Beaded Holiday Ornaments

Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2020

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Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2020

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Beaded Holiday Ornaments


Chelángen Live! Beaded Holiday Ornaments

Dates: 19 – 19 Nov, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk


Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk

Dates: 01 – 01 Dec, 2020

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Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 02 – 16 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk


Chelángen Live! Salish Art Talk

Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2020

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Samish Elders Virtual Gathering


Samish Elders Virtual Holiday Gathering

Dates: 04 – 04 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration


Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration

Dates: 08 – 08 Dec, 2020

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Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration


Chelángen Live! Nettles Twining Demonstration

Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2020

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Chat and Craft


Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft

Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2020

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Chat and Craft


Chelángen Live! Chat and Craft

Dates: 17 – 17 Dec, 2020

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Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 13 Jan – 28 Apr, 2021

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