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Swinomish taxes fund local programs

A tribal view —

The past seven years have transformed the relationship between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Skagit County and local tax districts like the La Conner School District, Fire District 13 and the La Conner Regional Library. As the Swinomish Senate prepares to announce its 2022 voluntary contributions to these partners, this is a good time to reflect on their importance to our shared community and all that we have achieved together.

History could have turned out very differently. After a 2014 federal court decision removed close to a thousand on-Reservation properties from the County’s tax...


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