|Tribe - Lummi Indian Nation
The Lummi Indian Nation is located on a peninsula, 10 miles west of Bellingham, jutting out into the Strait of Georgia. Lummi ancestral territory once included Lummi Island and stretched across the foothills of Mount Baker including present-day Bellingham and portions of the nearby San Juan Islands.
Many talented Lummi artists continue to produce their carvings, weavings, and sculpture on the reservation, which is also home to one of the largest basket-weaving groups in the Puget Sound area. Every June, the Lummi Nation hosts the Stommish Water Festival (see Festivals & Events) to honor Native American Veterans of all wars. The festival features Canoe Races, with 11-person teams from throughout the Northwest racing 55-foot war canoes through Hales Passage. Other events include traditional dancing, salmon barbecue, traditional bone-game tournaments, and arts and crafts sales.
The Tribe's Silver Reef Casino is housed in a beautiful facility featuring art and decor inspired by traditional Lummi art. Due to the success of the casino, expansion plans are already well under way.
Call 360-384-1489 for more information or visit www.lummi-nsn.org.