Photo by Alex Garland for The Stranger

Photo by Alex Garland for The Stranger

 

The Duwamish Tribal Council

General Contact - 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

  • John Boddy - Tribal Councilmember

  • Roger Boddy - Tribal Councilmember

  • Kristina Pearson - Tribal Councilmember

  • Jonica Royal - Tribal Councilmember

Duwamish Tribal Services Board 

Incorporated in 1983, the mission of Duwamish Tribal Services to promote the cultural, social, political and economic survival of Seattle’s first people, the Duwamish Tribe, to revitalize and preserve Duwamish culture, and to share Duwamish history and culture with all people.

General Contact Email: 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 ( Accountant /Grants Administrator)

  • Patrick Tefft - Board Member (CARW Member & City of Kirkland)

  • 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