Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Programs
The Department of Administration provides a wide variety of management
services to the Tribal staff as well as administering several
programs which directly benefit our Tribal citizens.
The department seeks to formalize and solidify Tribal goals and
accompanying objectives and provide stability in continued growth of
Tribal programs, services, infrastructure and facilities.
The Economic Development Authority, (EDA) was formed in 2005 as a political subdivision of the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe.
The EDA was created to oversee the businesses owned by the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe and
develop additional enterprises to assist the Tribe in becoming economically self-sufficient.
The mission of the HHS program is to enhance the health, social
strength and self-reliance of the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe;
to advance the Jamestown SíKlallam community through
education, advocacy, social and health services; and to serve
the unique needs of the Tribal Community with professionalism,
integrity, creativity and cultural sensitivity.
Human Resource (HR) management which involves recruiting people for
positions with the Tribe. An Indian preference policy is in place. The
Tribe sets professional qualifications standards for each position and
hires the most qualified applicant. Retention of employees is an
important management, as well as financial consideration in HR
relations. Employee benefits, training opportunities and flex-time
schedules are examples of how we attract and retain valuable employees.
The mission of the Natural Resources Department is to protect treaty rights of the natural resources of the Point No Point Treaty area for the benefit of Jamestown SíKlallam Tribal
citizens and future descendants.
In this capacity; the Department is charged with ensuring the orderly harvest of fish, shellfish and wildlife resources, providing opportunities for Tribal
citizens to derive subsistence and/or livelihood from the harvest of these resources, increasing opportunity through restoration, enhancement and scientific study, and reversing the decline of these resources resulting from environmental degradation.
The Planning Program focuses primarily on the long-range development
of projects and
activities identified in the Tribal Comprehensive Plan. Planning
staff work with all Tribal departments to articulate program needs,
goals and outcomes and to secure funding enhancements as
opportunities become available.
Self-Governance is premised on the government-to-government relationship that exists between Indian Tribes and the United States as sovereign nations. Indian Tribes have always been recognized as independent sovereign nations with the authority to conduct their affairs under their inherent powers.
In 1988, Congress authorized a demonstration project called Self-Governance which allowed for many programs and services formally administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to be transferred to the Tribes themselves. The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe was one of the first seven Tribes in the nation to participate in this project.
Jamestown S'Klallam seeks to be self sufficient and to provide
quality governmental programs and services to address the unique
social, cultural, natural resource and economic needs of our people.
These programs and services must be managed while preserving,
restoring and sustaining our Indian heritage and insuring community
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Council has the primary responsibility for the regulation, control and security of the gaming operations. The Tribal Council has delegated some of the responsibilities to the Tribal Gaming Authority (TGA).
The TGA is constituted as a regulatory entity of the Tribal government, subject to its jurisdiction and laws.