2017 Communities

Tulalip Tribes

The Tulalip (pronounced Tuh’-lay-lup) Tribes are federally recognized successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott. The 22,000 acre Tulalip Indian Reservation is located north of Everett and the Snohomish River, and west of Marysville, Washington. The Tribes maintain an aggressive environmental preservation program, both on and off of the reservation to complement the Snohomish region’s natural resources.

The Tulalip Tribes occupy a reservation on Puget Sound north of Seattle. As a party to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott between the United States and a number of Coast Salish groups, the Tulalip people reserved hunting and fishing rights. They have a strong ongoing interest in natural resource harvest and habitat management on Puget Sound and tributaries, with a focus on the Snohomish River Watershed.

The Tribes are engaged with climate impact research and adaptation at both the local and regional levels, with a high priority on water quantity and quality. In addition, a priority for the Tulalip Reservation is how to respond to impacts from climate change driven sea level rise.