Photo by Alex Garland for The Stranger

Photo by Alex Garland for The Stranger

 

The Duwamish Tribal Council

duwamishtribe@duwamishtribe.org

The Duwamish Tribal Council operates under our 1925 constitution. (See past leadership below.)

  • Cecile Hansen - Chairwoman, 1975 - present
  • Cindy Williams - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Blake Whitewolf Shelafoe - Tribal Councilmember
  • John Boddy - Tribal Councilmember
  • Roger Boddy - Tribal Councilmember
  • Barbara Droettboom - Tribal Councilmember
  • Karen Smith - Tribal Councilmember

Duwamish Tribal Services Board 

dtsnonprofit@duwamishtribe.org

  • Guadalupe Barnes - President   (Retired High School Principal)
  • Cecile A Hansen - Vice-President  (Tribal Chair and Retired ICW Advocate)
  • John Cruce - Secretary   (Tukwila Community / Retired Federal State Dept.)
  • Jolene Haas - Treasurer ( Tribal Member - Accountant /Grants Administrator)
  • Sandy Beaucage - Board Member (WS Resident / Camp Long )
  • Patrick Tefft - Board Member  (CARW Member & City of Kirkland)
  • Cindy Williams - Board Member (Tribal Member)

PAST LEADERSHIP

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Our leadership has remained unbroken since the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott:

  • Chief Si'ahl (Seattle) 1840 - 1866
  • Chief Kwee'akh'teed - 1855
  • Chief Willam "Moses" 1856 - 1896
  • Chief Willam Rogers 1896 - 1925
  • Chief Charlie Sotiakum (Satiacum) 1896 - 1925
  • The Honorable Peter James, Chair 1915 - 1947 
  • The Honorable George James, Chair 1947 - 1960
  • The Honorable Henry Moses [ti'lasal], Chair 1960 - 1962
  • The Honorable Ruth Scranton, Chair 1962 - 1966
  • The Honorable Willard Bill Sr., Chair 1966 - 1975
  • The Honorable Cecile Hansen, Chair 1975 - present