We are the Lhaq’temish, The Lummi People. We are the original inhabitants of Washington’s northernmost coast and southern British Columbia. For thousands of years, we worked, struggled and celebrated life on the shores and waters of the Salish Sea.
Today the Lummi Nation is a nationally recognized leader in tribal self-governance and education. We understand the challenge of respecting our traditions while making progress in a modern world – to listen to the wisdom of our ancestors, to care for our lands and waterways, to educate our children, to provide family services and to strengthen our ties with the outside community.
A Sovereign People
We are a Self-Governing Nation within the United States, the third largest tribe in Washington State, serving over 5,000 members. We manage nearly 13,000 acres of tidelands on the Lummi Reservation.
For thousands of years, the Lummi were an independent and self-sufficient people. Our mission is to sustain that way of life. We continue to invest in our tribal economic development and training our people to use the most modern technologies available- while staying attentive to our tribal values.
Bring Tokitae Home
Some of our valued allies in our effort to bring Lolita/Tokitae home include other Tribes, the Orca Network, the Sierra Club, the Center for Whale Research, Stand.earth, Pyramid Communications, Zakarin-Martinez PR, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, philanthropists and concerned citizens. Please join us! Your tax-deductible donations will directly fund a comprehensive plan for Tokitae’s transport, rehabilitation, and safe home back in her natal waters. Your love will help spread our message. Hy’shqe!