Golf Tournament

Welcome to the Squaxin Island Tribe’s MLRC Golf Tournament! On Monday, June 7th we will be celebrating the 20th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Tribe’s Museum Library and Research Center.   The programs at the Museum play a pivotal role in the continued cultural enrichment and skill development for tribal members, from infants to elders.  Classes, exhibits, gatherings and […]


Water Sounds Native Art Auction & Traditional Dinner: Third Saturday in September Little Creek Casino Resort’s Skookum Creek Event Center. Doors open: 4:30 | Silents Auction Begins: 5:00 | Traditional Dinner 6:00 | Live Auction 7:00 All proceeds benefit Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Squaxin Island Museum Golf Tournament: First […]

Sacred Belongings

The gifts from our ancestors mean so much! Gathering Place This cedar bough basket was one of several recovered from an ancient Squi-Aitl aquatic resources processing site near the head of Eld Inlet. The Squi-Aitl people also occupied numerous other major villages and camps throughout the entire Eld Inlet watershed. The lives of the Squi-Aitl people […]

Tribal Journeys

The History of Tribal Journeys The resurgence of the Canoe Nations has created an incoming tide of traditional teachings.  “The Teachings of our Ancestors” is strong when our songs, stories, artwork, drumming and dancing are woven tightly together. The teachings of our ancestors are continually updated by succeeding generations and revised to reflect contemporary issues and […]

Gift Shop

The Gift Gallery features a fine selection of Northwest Coast jewelry and prints, clothing, food products, as well as books on Native history and culture.  Visitors can also purchase beautiful artwork done by local Native artists.

Beautiful Marine Water Feature

The beautiful water at the entrance to the MLRC is the realization of many, many years of dreaming and planning.  The Heritage and Culture Committee believed “The People of the Water” – who belong to the inland watersheds of South Puget Sound – needed their home environment (a marine atmosphere) at the center of the […]