Welcome to the Lummi Nation

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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 Puget Sound.


Up & Coming Meetings/Events

Much more on Events Page......

LIBC MAP/Dept. Locations

Maps of LIBC Buildings/Locations:
(Courtesy of the GIS Dept.):
Admin Building
All Community Buildings


LIBC Employee Email:

Transportation Links:
- Lummi Transit
- Ferry Schedule
- WTA Bus Schedule

Emergency Hotlines:
Please call the following number for current Lummi Nation and Lummi Nation School emergency information.
LIBC & LNS: 360-380-6998


Other Connections

Lummi Stommish Water Festival 2017:

Date: June 16-18, 2017 - More information to come






Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Announcement

Constitution and By-Laws of the Lummi Tribe

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.

Lummi Self-Determination
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.

Recent News:

Public Hearing, Title 12 Exclusion Code, 5pm, at the Council Chambers, August 15, 2017 - Draft copy of Title 12 available at Council Operations or at the below link:

Title 12 DRAFT Exclusion Code

Below is the Back to School gift card application. The application due dates and distribution dates are listed below along with submission methods. If you have questions please call 360-312-2092. *Must show proof of Lummi Enrollment.

2017/2018 School Clothes Application

Application Due Date:            Distribution Date:

September 29th, 2017             October 13th, 2017

Application Submission Methods:

1.     In Person- Lummi Youth Social Services, 2530 Kwina Road Bellingham WA 98226 (green modular next to old gym)

2.     Mail- Lummi Prevention Program (Back to School Program) 2665 Kwina Road Bellingham WA, 98226.

3.     Email- LYSS@lummi-nsn.gov

New Proposed Title 5C Harrassment Prevention Code

Title 30 Revenue Code

Title 42A Trust Lands Leasing Code

Intake Form Unmet Needs Distribution

Authorization to Release Fund



September 29, 2017
LIBC Special Meeting re: Farmed Atlantic Salmon Update
9am at the Council Chambers

October 3, 2017
LIBC Regular Council Meeting
9am Council Chambers

October 11, 2017
2017 LIBC Candiate Forum
5pm at the Wexliem

October 17, 2017
LIBC Regular Council Meeting
9am Council Chambers

October 21, 2017 - 8am to 8pm
Primary Elections
@LIBC Admin Building Lobby

October 25, 2017
2017 LIBC Candidate Debates
5pm at the Wexliem

November 4, 2017 - 8am to 8pm
General Elections
@LIBC Admin Building Lobby

November 5, 2017
Daylight Savings Time - Turn your clocks ahead

November 7, 2017
LIBC Regular Council Meeting
9am Council Chambers

November 10, 2017
Veterans Day
LIBC and Lummi Health Clinic will be CLOSED in Observance of the Holiday.

November 21, 2017
LIBC Regular Council Meeting
9am Council Chambers

November 23 & 24, 2017
LIBC and Lummi Health Clinic will be CLOSED in Observance of the Holiday.

December 5, 2017
LIBC Regular Council Meeting
9am Council Chambers

December 19, 2017
LIBC Regular Council Meeting
9am Council Chambers

December 25 & 26, 2017
LIBC and Lummi Health Clinic will be CLOSED in Observance of the Holiday.


Fastlane Grant Information

"Full Funding for Federally Declared Tribal Fishery Resource Disasters"

ATNI Resolution 17-52


"Opposition to the Continued Operation and Proposed Expansion of Non-Native Finfish Aquaculture in Coastal Waters"

ATNI Resolution 17-54





2016 Community Contribution Applications Available now:

2016 Lummi Nation Community Contribution Application


Lummi Nation requests U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deny permit for proposed coal export facility at Cherry Point Tribe cites severe impact to treaty fishing rights.

Press Release for January 5, 2015

Resolution 2014-154

Letter addressed to the US Army Corps of Engineers - - -

2665 KWINA ROAD BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98226 (360) 312-2000

Col. John G. Buck
Seattle District Commander
Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 3755
Seattle, WA 98124-3755

January 5,2015

SUBJECT: Lummi Nation Request for Denial of Permit for the Proposed Gateway Pacific
Terminal Bulk Dry Goods Shipping Facility (Ref. No. NWS-2008-260).

Colonel Buck:

The Lummi Nation is opposed to the Gateway Pacific Terminal (Ref. No. NWS-2008-260) project proposed at Xwe’chi’eXen (Cherry Point). (See attached resolution). We are requesting
that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) take immediate action and deny the permit application based, inter alia, on the project’s adverse impact on the treaty rights ofthe Lummi
Nation. The impacts on the Nation’s treaty rights associated with this project cannot be mitigated.

The waters and tidelands impacted by this project are an integral part of the usual and accustomed fishing places of the Lummi Nation. United States v Washington, 384 F. Supp. 312, 360-61 (W.D. Wash. 1974), aff’d, 520 F.2d 676 (91 Cir. 1975), cert. denied, 423 U.S. 1086 (1976); see also. United States v. Washington, 873 F.Supp., 1422 (W.D. Wash. 1994), aff’d in
relevant parr, 157 F.3d 630, 643-644, 646-47 (9111 Cir. 1998). As part of the permitting process for this project, the Corps is required to ensure that the Nation’s treaty rights are not abrogated or impinged upon. Northwest Sea Farnis i’. United States Army Corps ofEngineers, 931 F. Supp. 1515 (W.D. Wash. 1996).

Review of the impacts associated with this project, including, but not limited to, those analyzed in the Gateway PacWc Terminal Vessel Traffic and Risk Assessment Study lead to the
inescapable conclusion that the proposed project will directly result in the substantial impairment of the treaty rights of the Lummi Nation throughout the Nations’ “usual and accustomed” fishing areas. (See attached sections). The Lummi have harvested at this location since time immemonal and plan to continue into the future. The proposed project will impact this
significant treaty harvesting location and vill significantly limit the ability of tribal members to exercise their treaty rights. (See attached declarations).

Additionally, the Lummi Nation has a sacred obligation to protect Xwe’chi’eXen based on the
area’s cultural and spiritual significance. The Corps is obligated to comply with the mandates of the National Historic Preservation Act, specifically section 106, in evaluating the project’s potential impacts. This obligation is in addition to the Corps’ obligations that spring from our treaty rights. The Lummi Nation is opposed to this project due to the cultural and spiritual significance of Xwe’chi’eXen. and intends to use all means necessary to protect it.

In addition to the proposed project’s unacceptable and unavoidable impacts to the Nation’s access to this significant treaty harvesting location, and to the cultural integrity of the site, the proposed project location is within an especially rich and fertile marine environment that serves as important habitat for a number of forage fish, finfish, and shellfish (including several threatened and/or endangered species) that are inextricably linked to the Lummi Schelangen (“Way of Life”). Anticipated impacts to this significant aquatic environment include, but are not limited to, substantially increased ballast water discharges and associated risk of introducing invasive species, contaminant spills (product, bunker fuel oil, crude oil and refined products from adjacent facilities), noise, and vessel traffic. The impacts to these critical marine waters from coal alone may include: smothering, toxicity, substrate change, accumulation, and water quality degradation.

The devastating environmental impacts associated with this project, as well as the trust responsibility of federal agencies to ensure the protection of the treaty rights of the Lummi
Nation, mandate the denial of any and all permits under the Corp’s jurisdiction.


Tim Ballew I
Lummi Indian Business Council

cc: Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Representative Suzan DelBene
Representative Rick Larson
Representative Jamie Herrera Butler
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Representative Derek Kilmer
Representative Jim McDermott
Representative David Reichert
Representative Adam Smith
Representative Denny Heck
Governor Jay Inslee



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