Puget Sound: Ancestral lands of the Coast Salish

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day

The Coast Salish Tribes have lived in the central Puget Sound area since time immemorial and while each Tribe is unique, all share in having a deep historical connection and legacy of respect for the land and natural resources.

The sovereign Tribal nations in the Puget Sound region enrich the region through environmental stewardship, cultural heritage, and economic development, and collaborate with local governments to shape the region’s future.

VISION 2050 supports meaningful, regular, and ongoing exchange of information for better informed decision-making and mutual understanding between Indian Tribes as sovereign nations and PSRC member jurisdictions. VISION 2050 policy directs PSRC members to coordinate with Tribes in regional and local planning, recognizing the mutual benefits and potential for impacts between growth occurring within and outside Tribal boundaries.

PSRC has developed a Tribal Nations webpage with resources and best practices for coordination with Tribes.