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Planning Updates

  • Samish Housing at 34th Street

    Apr 27, 2020, 10:21 AM
    The Samish Planning Department has been working on the Tribe's first housing effort at the intersection of 34th Street and D Ave in Anacortes. See our project webpage at www.samishtribe.nsn.us/34th-street-housing  
  • HHS Moving to Fidalgo Bay

    Mar 28, 2019, 10:39 AM

    A statue at the Anacortes Marina sits in front of the new Samish HHS building.

    Expanding the Tribe’s presence on Fidalgo Bay, the Samish Indian Nation’s Health and Human Services Department is moving into a new space adjacent to Cap Sante Marina and Seafarers’ Memorial Park in Anacortes.

    In August, Tribal Council authorized the purchase of the east side of the Cannery Building, a high quality office building, constructed in 2006, for future tribal office space needs. The building consists of three suites, all of which were rented at the time the purchase closed. One of those tenants, the Salish Sea Deaf School, had outgrown its suite and obtained additional office space in Burlington. Tribal Council granted the deaf school’s request for an early termination of its lease, which paved the way for the HHS Department to move to the suite.

    In late November, the Tribe signed an agreement to sell the existing HHS building at 1809 Commercial Avenue to a private party; in late December, Tribal Council authorized money to remodel the suite in the Cannery Building for HHS. Located a brief walk from bus routes on R Avenue, the new suite will have comfortable client meeting space, ample parking, LED lighting, high-speed networking connection to other tribal sites, and efficient heating and cooling systems. 

    The Housing, Social Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation programs in the HHS department are expected to be fully moved into their new space by the end of March with no interruption in service to tribal citizens. The new physical address of the HHS Department is 715 Seafarer’s Way Suite 103, Anacortes. Entry is through exterior doors in the southeast corner of the building. The Public Health and Purchased and Referred Services of HHS will continue in its current location behind the Tribal Administration building, 2918 Commercial Avenue.

Beaver Lodge Carving Studio (in-person)


Stop by to carve, paint, create, and learn more about Coast Salish art.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2024

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FULL - 2-Day Cedar Weaving Class (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Learn to prepare cedar for weaving and complete a project during this 2-day class.

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2024

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FULL - 2-Day Cedar Weaving Class (Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Learn to prepare cedar for weaving and complete a project during this 2-day class.

Dates: 14 – 14 Apr, 2024

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History Talk: Guemes Village (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes, WA

Join Tribal Chairman Tom Wooten to learn the history of Samish’s last village community.

Dates: 16 – 16 Apr, 2024

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Samish Language Series - week 6


Learn to introduce yourself in the Samish language in a 7-week class series.

Dates: 17 – 17 Apr, 2024

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Beaver Lodge Carving Studio (in-person)


Stop by to carve, paint, create, and learn more about Coast Salish art.

Dates: 19 – 19 Apr, 2024

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Beaver Lodge Carving Studio (in-person)


Stop by to carve, paint, create, and learn more about Coast Salish art.

Dates: 20 – 20 Apr, 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: 20 – 20 Apr, 2024

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Samish Language Series - week 7


Learn to introduce yourself in the Samish language in a 7-week class series.

Dates: 24 – 24 Apr, 2024

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Beaver Lodge Carving Studio (in-person)


Stop by to carve, paint, create, and learn more about Coast Salish art.

Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2024

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Samish Elders Virtual & In-Person Bingo Fun!


Samish Elders are invited to Bingo Fun!

Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2024

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Beaver Lodge Carving Studio (in-person)


Stop by to carve, paint, create, and learn more about Coast Salish art.

Dates: 27 – 27 Apr, 2024

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MMIP (online + Anacortes)

Anacortes,

"Walking in Balance: Two Spirit Wisdom" with presenter Rose Castilleja, Samish songs, instructor-led craft, and a Reading of Names.

Dates: 04 – 04 May, 2024

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Drum Making - midday (online)


Learn to make 12-inch drum.

Dates: 07 – 07 May, 2024

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Drum Making - evening (online)


Learn to make 12-inch drum.

Dates: 07 – 07 May, 2024

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Book Club: Red Paint (virtual)


Join us for a discussion of “Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk" by Sasha Lapointe.

Dates: 14 – 14 May, 2024

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Samish Elders Chat & Learn - Diabetes


Samish Elders are invited to learn about diabetes and wellness care.

Dates: 16 – 16 May, 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: 18 – 18 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 regional tribes of the Salish Sea are invited!

Dates: 28 – 28 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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