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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.


Chelángen Live! - Beaded Medallion Follow Up


Beaded Medallion Follow Up

Dates: 07 – 07 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Wool Headband


Chelángen Live! - Wool Headband

Dates: 09 – 09 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Ethnobotany: Berries and Ironwood


Chelángen Live! - Ethnobotany: Berries and Ironwood

Dates: 14 – 14 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Ethnobotany: Berries and Ironwood


Chelángen Live! - Ethnobotany: Berries and Ironwood

Dates: 16 – 16 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cedar Baskets


Chelángen Live! - Cedar Baskets

Dates: 21 – 21 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cedar Baskets


Chelángen Live! - Cedar Baskets

Dates: 23 – 23 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - How To Tell Stories


Chelángen Live! - How To Tell Stories

Dates: 28 – 28 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - How To Tell Stories


Chelángen Live! - How To Tell Stories

Dates: 30 – 30 Jul, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Drum Making


Chelángen Live! - Drum Making

Dates: 04 – 04 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Drum Making


Chelángen Live! - Drum Making

Dates: 06 – 06 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Drum Painting


Chelángen Live! - Drum Painting

Dates: 11 – 11 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Drum Painting


Chelángen Live! - Drum Painting

Dates: 13 – 13 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cattail Weaving


Chelángen Live! - Cattail Weaving

Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cattail Weaving


Chelángen Live! - Cattail Weaving

Dates: 20 – 20 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Coast Salish Singing


Chelángen Live! - Coast Salish Singing

Dates: 25 – 25 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Coast Salish Singing


Chelángen Live! - Coast Salish Singing

Dates: 27 – 27 Aug, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Beaded Earrings


Chelángen Live! - Beaded Earrings

Dates: 01 – 01 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Beaded Earrings


Chelángen Live! - Beaded Earrings

Dates: 03 – 03 Sep, 2020

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Virtual Fall Cultural Gathering


Virtual Fall Cultural Gathering

Dates: 12 – 12 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! FCG Follow Up


Chelángen Live! FCG Follow Up

Dates: 15 – 15 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! FCG Follow Up


Chelángen Live! FCG Follow Up

Dates: 17 – 17 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Drop Spindling


Chelángen Live! - Drop Spindling

Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Drop Spindling


Chelángen Live! - Drop Spindling

Dates: 24 – 24 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands


Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands

Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2020

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Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands


Chelángen Live! - Cedar Headbands

Dates: 01 – 01 Oct, 2020

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