S'Klallam Foundation

Garden garden

One of the Foundation's major efforts is the continued restoration and rebirth of Heronswood Garden. The very popular Plant Sale & Garden Open events, scheduled for April 2nd, May 14th, July 23rd and September 17th from 10am-4pm, help to raise funds for this important work.  Memberships and donations also help restore and maintain beds. Funds for Coast Salish carvings and other art to be incorporated throughout the garden are also being sought. Through generous donations the Heronswood Totem Pole Project has been completed (learn more). We are working to bring Heronswood back to the world-class botanical garden it once was.

The Little Boston Library was one of the four buildings constructed as part of the House of Knowledge complex, a capital campaign coordinated by the Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation. The new Library, housed on the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation, was dedicated on October 2, 2007.

book - book

To celebrate the release of The Strong People -- five years in creation and of hundreds of years in the making -- the Tribe hosted a very successful book reading event featuring book contributors Ron Charles, Gina (Beckwith) Stevens, and Ted George on February 27th at the House of Knowledge Longhouse. Tribal members and visitors alike filled the Longhouse and enjoyed the presentation.

to hand down advice, learning, knowledge, lessons to younger generations – to hand down advice, learning, knowledge, lessons to younger generations

During 2011 and 2012 the Foundation was actively involved in seeking grants and fundraising for a greatly needed new Preschool Building. On the happy day of March 13, 2013 a grand opening was held to celebrate the completion of the new facility.

Klallam language - Klallam language

There's nothing more moving than watching a group of young S'Klallam children talk about themselves and their families in their own language. Tribal departments are incorporating the S'Klallam language in their programming, messaging, and day-to-day conversations.

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation is always looking for ways to augment educational and youth programming. The Foundation has received several grants over the years that assist tribal programming.

create - create

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe has many tribal artists who find different ways to sell their art, be it carvings, weaving, basketry, bead work, limited edition prints and newer, less traditional forms of art. We are so proud of the quality of S'Klallam art work and are looking for ways to improve access to markets for this art. You will see a rotating group of artists at each of the Heronswood Plant Sale & Garden open events.

Port Gamble Bay - Port Gamble Bay

There is hardly anywhere on the reservation that feels more special than the beach at Point Julia. The Tribe has been diligent in protecting Port Gamble Bay and has put tremendous efforts and resources into seeing that the Bay is returned to a healthy state.