We are the Tulalip (pronounced Tuh’-lay-lup) Tribes, direct descendants of and the successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied bands signatory to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. As signatories, we agreed to cede title to our ancestral lands which expanded to the top of the Cascade Mountains, north to Vancouver Island and south to Oregon. In return, the treaty reserved the Tulalip Indian Reservation as our permanent homeland over which we have retained inherent sovereign jurisdiction.
Our status as a sovereign government maintains our right to self-govern as a “nation within a nation.” This includes the inherent right as a government to raise revenue for our community. Of our services, 92% are funded from within. This includes tribal member entitlements, family and senior housing, education, health, dental and mental health services, law enforcement, fire protection, infrastructure improvements and economic growth. Our tribal population is over 4,900 and growing, with 2,700 members residing on the 22,000 acre Tulalip Indian Reservation. We are located north of Everett and the Snohomish River and west of Marysville, Washington.