Washington state is home to 29 federally-recognized Indian tribes. Tribal governments are improving people’s lives, Indian and non-Indian alike, in communities from Neah Bay to Usk.
Learn more about the economic impact of Washington Tribes in the new report: The Economic & Community Benefits of Tribes in Washington.
Looking for classroom materials about Washington Tribes? Check out our 2018 Washington Indian Tribes Today newspaper insert.
Revenue from gaming and other tribal enterprises is tax revenue for tribal governments. The money is used to create jobs and business opportunities for all Washingtonians. It helps pay for housing, health care, public safety, environmental/natural resource programs and transportation.
As tribal gaming money flows through the Washington economy, it generates hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues for local and state government.
Tribal governments and their enterprises are a major factor in Washington’s economy today – generating more than 30,000 jobs and investing billions of dollars in goods and services, and on capital projects.
This website shares information about how the 29 tribes in Washington State are helping to build a better future for everyone. For links, information, photos and videos click on the individual tribes on the Tribes Map. For current news, visit us on Facebook and Instagram.
The Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA) is a nonprofit organization of tribal government leaders of federally recognized Tribes in the state of Washington. WIGA's Board of Directors is composed entirely of duly appointed representatives of the governing bodies of the member Tribes.
The common commitment and purpose of WIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples - economically, socially and politically.