Duwamish Tribal Services

A nonprofit organization

$14,094 raised by 114 donors

56% complete

$25,000 Goal


The mission of Duwamish Tribal Services (DTS) is to promote the social, cultural, political and economic survival of the Duwamish Tribe, to preserve our Duwamish heritage, and to share our history and culture with all peoples. This is being accomplished by 1) Successful operating the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center; 2) Developing social services and educational programming for both tribal members and urban Native Americans; 3) Providing opportunities to maintain cultural and traditional practices.


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After enduring 169 years of displacement and broken treaty promises, which deprived the Duwamish People of a place where they could maintain autonomy in the thriving City of Seattle, the Duwamish Longhouse celebrates 15 years of serving as a base and home for the community. Our aim is to share, preserve, and educate citizens about the vibrant and enduring history of the Duwamish People.

The Duwamish Tribe is the first tribe that signed the 1855 Point Elliot Treaty. The Tribe's ancestral homelands span over 54,780 acres, mostly across King County, which encompasses the state's largest city, named after the Duwamish Chief, Seattle. It's crucial for the Duwamish Tribe to be acknowledged as an integral part of the community. 

Every day, we warmly welcome everyone to our free public venue where you can learn more about the history of the Duwamish Tribe.


Federal recognition does not create a tribe, but honors the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the United States. It is also vital to protecting the cultural integrity of the Duwamish People. We are rooted to this place and these waters. We demand accountability for our People today and for the next generations to come. Support the Duwamish Tribe's ongoing pursuit of federal recognition by giving big today. 

Organization Data


Organization name

Duwamish Tribal Services

other names

Duwamish Tribe of Indians

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Arts & Culture


Indigenous & Native American


4705 West Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Service areas

King County, WA, US



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