Availability of Petitions for Nomination

Terms expiring:
Senate Seat 6, Steve Edwards
Senate Seat 7, Leon John

Petitions for Nomination will be available beginning November 1, 2016 in the Swinomish Administration building during normal business hours. The submission deadline for Petitions for Nomination is by close of business on November 21, 2016. For more information: Call Wendy Otto, Election Officer, at (360) 466.1134

We honor our ancestors representing four aboriginal bands: Swinomish, Samish, Lower Skagit, and Kikiallus, who joined together to form the present day Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Seven generations ago, in 1855, Swinomish chiefs along with 81 other tribal chiefs gathered at Múckl-te-óh (present-day Mukilteo, Washington) to sign the Treaty of Point Elliott.

Our ancestors committed to protecting a way of life passed down from generation to generation. The 11 elected members of the Swinomish Senate continue that commitment by strengthening our government so that we may protect our treaty, culture, and collective wellbeing. As a sovereign nation, we engage in local, state, and interstate commerce, manage our natural resources, and exercise power over our homelands and waters.

We value collaboration with fellow tribal and non-tribal governments. Our partnerships spread throughout Washington State, the Pacific Northwest region, and the nation. As a tribal community, we are proud and honored to play leadership roles through partnerships with the Association of Washington Tribes, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, the National Congress of American Indians, and other important institutions advocating for the rights of Native people.

Community Alerts

BI-MONTHLY RECREATIONAL BEACHES BACTERIA MONITORING

Monitored beaches OPEN for water contact activities as of 11/22/16. Next sample scheduled for 12/5/16.

BURN BAN

Effective 09/20/2016 - The Burn Ban is lifted.

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