Government Affairs

Swinomish Government Affairs monitors and responds to federal, state and local legislation on behalf of the tribe. The department also works closely with federal, state and local governments, organizations and agencies and our congressional delegation to educate and support pro-tribal legislation and appropriations.

The Tribe participates in the National Congress of American Indians, National Indian Gaming Association, National Tribal Self-Governance Consortium, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and the Association of Washington Tribes, as well as several environmental protection and health and social services organzations that benefit from the combined strength of the member tribes working together to support common interests.

Government Affairs


Debra Lekanof,
Intergovernmental Affairs Liason

(360) 466.7361