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How You Can Help …

The Duwamish Tribe is still fighting today to regain Federal recognition, something that never should have been taken from them. Evidence has shown that the Duwamish people have inhabited their ancestral Puget Sound lands long before any others, they truly are the first people of Seattle. After 159 years of unfulfilled treaty promises, it is time for the Duwamish people to finally receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve.


If you would like to help the Duwamish Tribe in their fight for Federal recognition you can do so in the following ways.

Write letters of support to:

Washington State Federal Representatives at the following links

(Congressmen/Congresswoman may only be contacted by those who live within their districts. If you are unsure which district you live in, each of their websites will be able to assist you with that information)

Senator Maria Cantwell

Senator Patty Murray

Congresswoman Suzan Delbene – District 1

Congressman Rick Larsen – District 2

Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler – District 3

Congressman Doc Hastings – District 4

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers – District 5

Congressman Derek Kilmer -District 6

Congressman Jim McDermott – District 7

Congressman Dave Reichert – District 8

Congressman Adam Smith – District 9

Congressman Denny Heck – District 10

The President of the United States

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

or by email

The Bureau of Indian Affairs by sending mail to

Northwest Regional Office
Bureau of Indian Affairs
911 Northeast 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232-4169

Financial Donations to aid in the Tribe’s effort can be made through their website at