Are the Duwamish federally recognized?

Are the Duwamish federally recognized?

167 yrs ago the Duwamish Tribe, via their chief Si’ahl, was signatory to the Point Elliott Treaty in 1855. In January of 2001, the Tribe received federal recognition from the U.S. Department of the Interior, only to have it revoked by the incoming Bush administration.

Why are the Duwamish not recognized?

In exchange, the U.S. was supposed to guarantee the Duwamish hunting and fishing rights, as well as land. None of that happened, and today the government still does not recognize the Duwamish as an official tribe, denying them funding for housing, education and health care.

Is Seattle a Duwamish territory?

We are the host tribe for Seattle, our area’s only indigenous tribe. Many of our enrolled members still live on Duwamish aboriginal territory, which includes Seattle, Burien, Tukwila, Renton, and Redmond. Our tribe is governed by a 1925 constitution and its bylaws.

Are Duwamish Coast Salish?

The Duwamish tribe is included in traditional life with other Coast Salish tribes in the Seattle area. By language, the Duwamish are (Skagit-Nisqually) Lushootseed Salish. In many other ways, they are Coast Salish.

Is Duwamish land Unceded?

Land Acknowledgement Resources “We at Seattle Mennonite church acknowledge that we are on the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people. A people that are still here, continuing to honor and bring to light their ancient heritage.” Exterior wall of Seattle Mennonite Church in North Seattle.

What happened to the Duwamish Tribe?

In the mid-1980s, the BIA concluded that since the Duwamish Indians have no land, they cannot be recognized as a “tribe”. In June 1988, 72 descendants of Washington settlers reversed their ancestors and petitioned the Bureau of Indian Affairs in support of federal recognition of the Duwamish Tribe.

What indigenous land is Seattle on?

Green Seattle Partnership Land Acknowledgement. We acknowledge that the city of Seattle and its greenspaces are on stolen Coast Salish land, specifically the ancestral land of the Duwamish, Suquamish, Stillaguamish, and Muckleshoot People.

  • October 16, 2022