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).


Police Chief Hiring Committee


Shoalwater Bay Tribe is asking for community input with the hiring of our new Chief of Police. A hiring committee is being formed and Tribal Council would like to offer a seat on said committee to a community member at large. This person must be a Tribal Member, and be at least 18 years of age. The position is open to current SBIT employees as well as non-employees alike. This is a non-paid position.

Any interested parties are asked to contact HR with their name, contact info, and a brief explanation of why they feel they would be a good choice for the committee. Contact can be made via email or written and given to the front desk and placed into HR mailbox. This opening will close Friday January 18th @ 9:00am.








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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.