Welcome to Shoalwater Bay Tribe
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The Shoalwater Bay Indian tribe lives on the southwest coast of Washington in northwestern Pacific County, along the shores of Willapa Bay. The reservation is just west of Tokeland, Washington.
The Shoalwater Bay Tribe was formed in 1866 incorporating members of Lower Chehalis, Shoalwater Bay and Chinookan people. As a small but strong tribe, we strive to keep our language, culture and economic health active and viable. While very connected to our past, Shoalwater Bay tribal members work to expand our influence and increase awareness of our tribal culture while improving our health and way of life.
For our Tribe; our People; our Future.
“This part of Willapa Bay has sustained our ancestors since the beginning. It continues to sustain our people and enables us to reach out to the greater community. Throughout this area, visitors, travelers and residents receive the benefit of the vision, infrastructure and development directed and managed by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe.”
~Jamie Judkins Willapa Bay Enterprises
Willapa Bay Enterprises (WBE) was incorporated in 2007 by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe to build a stronger base for their economic development goals. The WBE Board is a 5-member board of tribal members with business experience devoted to furthering the diversity of the Tribe’s business ownership.
Willapa Bay Enterprises Corporation strives to find, evaluate and recommend new business opportunities for Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, to promote and enhance sovereignty, to promote Native American businesses and to protect tribal assets and investments. Each business created by WBE incorporates tribal preference as a strategy to support our tribal members and proudly employs 85 – 125 people annually.
Recently, we have also developed an entrepreneur grant program to assist our future business leaders of our Tribe and began the management of a public services grant program to assist our surrounding community.
We strive to increase tribal economic development opportunities through innovation, growth, leadership, professionalism and financial discipline… “For our Tribe; our People; our Future.”
The Shoalwater Bay Reservation was formed in 1866 incorporating members of Lower Chehalis, Shoalwater Bay and Chinookan people. As a small but strong tribe, we strive to keep our language, culture and economic health alive. While very connected to our past, Shoalwater Bay tribal members work to expand our influence and increase awareness of our tribal culture while improving our health and way of life.
Located on the Northern shore of scenic Willapa Bay on SR 105 in Tokeland, the tribe owns and operates their own enterprises. Shoalwater Bay Casino offers 294 of your favorite slots and the friendliest staff on the planet all in a 100% smoke free environment.
Try the Bayview Café for the best Casino Club Sandwich anywhere! Enjoy Washaway Lounge where you can watch your beer poured from the bottom up or order locally crafted, award winning fruit wines from Wynoochee River Winery. Smoke N’ Spirits is our full service liquor and tobacco store where you will find the best prices on spirits in the state. The Tradewinds motel is just a half mile away and features quiet, cozy waterfront rooms with a seasonal swimming pool, year-round doggie park, sauna and hot tub.
You can reserve the Tradewinds Event Center for the perfect small wedding, company retreat or family get together any time of year. Don’t forget to fuel up while you are here. Georgetown Station Convenience Store, located directly across the street from the Casino, has the best gas prices on the Washington Coast along with a brand new super-chilled beer cave, made to order pizza and full hot case for hungry travelers.
Lastly, oyster growers all around are given access to the strong and plentiful oyster seed grown with care to plant on the bay at the tribally owned Willapa Bay Oyster Nursery. The Shoalwater Bay Tribe generates 100+ family wage local jobs.
In the State of Washington, recurring tribal economic activity yields more than $5.3 billion in gross state product, which produces $722 million in state and local government revenue.
For more information on the Shoalwater Bay Tribe, visit https://www.shoalwaterbay-nsn.gov/
For more information on Willapa Bay Enterprises: https://www.willapabayenterprises.com/
Information for Pacific County visitors at: https://www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Award 2016 https://www.rwjf.org/en/
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