Səʔ notsʔ Tí.

Our tribe was formed in 1866 incorporating members of Lower Chehalis, Shoalwater Bay and Chinookan people. As a small but strong tribe, we strive to keep our language, culture and economic health active and viable. While very connected to our past, Shoalwater Bay tribal members work to expand our influence and increase awareness of our tribal culture while improving our health and way of life.

This part of Willapa Bay has sustained our ancestors since the beginning. It continues to sustain our people and enables us to reach out to the greater community. Throughout this area, visitors, travelers and residents receive the benefit of the vision, infrastructure and development directed and managed by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe.

You’re Welcome. Hiyu maśi (many thanks).




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The Tribal Council Election ballot count has been completed for the following positions, and the results of the election are as follows:

Chairperson:                                        Secretary:                                            Treasurer:

Charlene Nelson   67                           Lynn Clark        89                               Joel Blake    117

Doug Davis            57                           Kristine Torset  36                 




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Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe has been chosen as a winner for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health prize. Click on the photo to see more information as well as video clips. Let's give ourselves all a big pat on the back for all the hard work and dedication put towards building a solid foundation for the health of our people and the community as a whole.