Chinook Community Builds a New Tribal Office

Chinook Tribal Members got together and cleaned up a historic house in Bay Center, Washington in order to relocate the Tribal Office. The house is adjacent to Bush Park and is the former home of Lewis Hawks. The house has been in the Chinook family for many years. The cleanup started in June of 2008 when community members became concerned about vandalism of the vacant house. Many tribal members came together and volunteered their time and building materials to save the house and to create an office for the Chinook Nation.

Today the office not only serves an office, it is a meeting place for the Chinook Council and committees, a place to gather to teach traditional art forms and a source of pride for the community.

Lewis Hawks is pictured below












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The "modern" Chinook Nation and it's first Chairman Roland Charley.