Legal

The Squaxin Island Legal Department represents and advises the Tribal Council, its delegates, the Tribal Administrator, and all areas of Tribal government and its enterprises as well as the Northwest Indian Treatment Center.

The Legal Department provides research, formal and informal written opinions, and facilitates solutions regarding legal matters facing the Tribe and its subsidiaries.   It defends tribal treaty rights, assists the Tribe in developing plans, provides litigation assessment and representation, and participates in negotiations with state, local and federal agencies.  The Legal Department anticipates and mitigates possible legal challenges and threats to Tribal interests by monitoring case law and legal publications; and provides legislative services, including meetings with legislators on key bills and publication and distribution of legislative updates with analysis.

The Legal Department mailing address is:
3711 SE Old Olympic Highway
Shelton, WA 98584

Please direct inquires to (360) 432-1771 x 5.

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Squaxin Island Tribe Constitution

Indian section of the IRS

Northwest Justice Project’s Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral System

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