Arts, Culture & Community

On-Going Projects

The Foundation supports many on-going projects for the enrichment of the tribal and local arts, culture & community. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation welcomes contributions to these important projects. To donate: click here.

Renaissance Garden

The x̣ə́w̕əs shəyí (New Life) Renaissance Garden

The x̣ə́w̕əs shəyí (New Life) Renaissance Garden is on its way to completion at Heronswood Garden. With tree ferns from Tasmania already planted and nearly 3000 native and exotic ferns in pots ready for their permanent home, this new space will not only be luxuriant in green but will also…

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Heronswood Classes

Heronswood Regional and Cultural Plants Classes

Heronswood Garden offers affordable plant classes throughout the year taught by field experts, that cover a host of practical subjects for the beginner through advanced learner. With classes ranging from propagation to native Washington plants used for medicinal purposes to foraging for mushrooms to dying with plant fibers, we are…

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COVID-19 Support - National Endowment for the Humanities

Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Funding through a CARES Act Humanities Relief grant from NEH and Humanities Washington is helping to underwrite the creation of interpretive signage for the x̣ə́w̕əs shəyí (New Life) Renaissance Garden. These signs will help visitors learn about historic and contemporary cultural connections reflected in this new garden space, along with…

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Veteran’s Memorial

Veteran’s Memorial

nəxʷščánkʷən (brave) The men and women of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe have a rich and dedicated history of serving in various branches of the U.S. Military. Since the 1980’s, a gathering for the member Veterans is held each Veteran’s Day. A committee of tribal veterans was formed to work…

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Preschool Building in Port Gamble

Preschool Building & Playground

k̕ʷiy̕nəq (to hand down advice, learning 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…

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Tribal Elder Portraits

Tribal Elder Portraits

kʷɬčə́q (elder) In 2011, 28 stunning portraits were taken of our beloved elders by Eduardo Calderon in the interior and exterior of the tribal longhouse. Each print was matted and framed with archival materials attached. The tribe also received a high-resolution scanned image to accompany the printed portraits, so that…

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House of Knowledge

Past Projects

x̣čna̕w̕txʷ (House of Knowledge) Constructed between the years 2004 and 2009, The House of Knowledge, gifted the S’Klallam name x̣čna̕w̕txʷ by the Jamestown tribe, received the “Excellence in Construction” award in 2010. Designed by Johnston Architects of Seattle and Cutler/Anderson of Bainbridge Island, the modern take on the traditional longhouse…

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Employment Training

Employment Training

čáʔiʔ cxʷ (you and I are working) An employment training program is underway through the Tribe’s Career and Education Department that provides fundamental skill building for community members who have experienced repeated difficulty finding employment. Participants can learn how to search for jobs, build their resumes, interview and learn or…

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Port Gamble Bay

Port Gamble Bay Clean-Up & Environmental Sustainability

nəxʷq̕i̕yt sč̕e̕ʔəyəxʷ (Port Gamble Bay) 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. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation has supported this effort in many ways including securing and supporting grant…

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Stem Learning

Stem Camps

The PGST Education department has been promoting hands-on and cultulally inspired science-based learning for S’Klallam students with STEM camps throughout the year. The pictured 2018 Winter science camp focused on alternative energy sources. S’Klallam Middle Schoolers (left) are helping install solar lighting in one of the sunniest areas of the…

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