The Tulalip Tribes is a federally-recognized Indian Tribe located on the Tulalip Reservation in the mid-Puget Sound area bordered on the east by Interstate 5 and the city of Marysville, Washington; on the south by the Snohomish River; on the north by the Fire Trail Road (146th) ; and on the west by the waters of Puget Sound. The Tulalip Reservation exterior boundaries enclose a land-base of 22,000 acres, over 50% of which is in federal trust status. The Reservation is rich with natural resources: marine waters, tidelands, fresh water creeks and lakes, wetlands, forests and developable land. The Tulalip Reservation was established by the Point Elliott Treaty of January 22, 1855 and enlarged by Executive Order of December 23, 1873. It was established to provide a permanent home for the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish and Stillaguamish Tribes and allied bands living in the region.
The Tulalip Tribes was organized under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. Tulalips' Constitution and Bylaws were approved January 24, 1936 and a Charter ratified October 3, 1936. The governing body is the seven member Tulalip Board of Directors. As of April 19, 2004 the Tribe has 3,611 members live and active on the reservation. The Tribe provides many services to its members including preschool, higher education assistance, Health and Dental Clinics, a pharmacy, a state-licensed chemical dependency recovery program, senior retirement home and cultural activities. In addition to two Marysville School District (MSD) elementary schools, the Tribe collaborates with MSD in providing on-Reservation middle school and high school alternative programs. The Tulalip Tribes provides over-sight to the Tulalip Housing Authority, which provides nearly 300 housing units for Tribal members, and to the Tulalip Utilities District, the primary provider of water/sewer services. – less – More from ZoomInfo »