Programs & Services | Tulalip Tribes

A Stronger Community For All

A key tribal initiative in recent years has been our development of a beautiful healthcare facility that sits at the edge of Tulalip Bay. The facility provides quality dental, medical, complementary medicine and other community wellness programs to tribal membership and other natives in Snohomish County. Tribal dollars also fund specialty care, pediatric dentistry, in-home elder care, homeless care and improved substance abuse treatment previously unattainable under Indian Health Service (U.S. Government) budgets.

FAMILY ASSISTANCE

A federally funded, locally run Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program rounds out support with streamlined self-sufficiency and job counseling, and time-limited welfare payments. The tribe also provides supplemental funding to assure that no tribal family goes without their basic needs.

EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Education is another high priority for Tribal leadership, as we provide a wide range of programs covering early learning through adulthood.

  • Childcare funded by tribal, county and federal funds supports two pre-schools.
  • The Betty Taylor Learning center, opened in 2015, serves children from birth to age five and offers daycare and early learning.
  • Tribal funded education programs in the K-12 system at the Marysville School District and Tulalip Heritage School provide teacher, staff and sports funding to meet the needs of tribal kids.
  • Elementary school coaches and counselors are partially funded at tribal expense to work with teachers to provide assessment and education services. The Tulalip Tribes Youth Services Department focuses on supporting educational and social needs.
  • The Tribal sponsored Tulalip Boys and Girls Club provides year- round healthy learning, recreation and sports programs, after-school activities, tutoring, athletic and arts facilities, as well as social experiences for tribal youth.
  • Tribal dollars fund college tuition, books and expenses for youth and adults in higher education.

ENVIRONMENT

The Tulalip Tribes have a reputation in the Snohomish basin as a leading force, committed to full ecosystem recovery through collaboration with watershed partners

  • The Qwuloolt restoration project revitalized about 354 acres of the estuary that was diked and thought to be lost, and improved salmon accessibility to 16 miles of stream habitat.
  • Tulalip remains fully engaged in the protection of watershed processes like river and streamflow, water quality, and management of the forest landscape

EMPLOYMENT

Tulalip TERO was created to access more employment & training opportunities for Native Americans and their families and to provide more business & economic opportunities for businesses owned by Native Americans. This is similar to the hire Local & buy Local initiatives.

Job opportunities:
Gov: https://employment.tulaliptribes-nsn.gov/
TRC: https://employment.tulalipresortcasino.com/
QCV: http://www.quilcedavillage.org/Employment

CULTURE

The Tribes have also invested in programs to teach Tribal history and strengthen culture, language, lifeways, values and spiritual beliefs. Of key note is the reemergence of Lushootseed native language in area schools. More than a language, Lushootseed promotes pre-western Tribal history, culture, and values within its stories and teachings.