The modern tribal government is providing innovative healthcare, social services, police, fire, housing, per-capita payments, tribal gatherings and other social support programs. This effort aims to restore our lifestyle and community to a prosperous standard of living.
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.
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 is another high priority for Tribal leadership, as we provide a wide range of programs covering early learning through adulthood.
The Tulalip Tribes have a reputation in the Snohomish basin as a leading force, committed to full ecosystem recovery through collaboration with watershed partners
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
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.