photo of people in Native American canoes in Elliott Bay

Welcome to Salmon Homecoming

Excited for our 2024 Salmon Homecoming Celebration our 32nd Annual event!!  Save the Date September 21st!!

We will soon put out a Call Out for Artwork for our 2024 Celebration.  Please check back in a couple weeks!!  Think salmon, think healthy environment. We’ll share a theme soon.

Salmon Homecoming is all about the people of the Pacific Northwest, whoever you are and whatever you do. That means we’re here for you because your health, spirit and even your sustainable economy are most certainly about the salmon.

We always appreciate hearing from you! Contact us to send us your thoughts.  Information about our next event will be available here and on our Facebook page.

Volunteers Want to volunteer? Fill out our volunteer form or contact Salmon Homecoming Coordinator, Linda James-Laville, by phone at (206) 999-0532 or email shcacoordinator@gmail.com.

Salmon Homecoming Virtual School Days

The Salmon Homecoming Alliance Board of Directors cares about our students and communities and will provide a virtual Salmon Homecoming School Days Program when possible.  Check out our 2020 Virtual School Days      

About Us

photo of people in canoes in water by pier
Canoe Welcoming, Waterfront Park—territorial waters for Muckleshoot and Suquamish tribes – Photo by Sadie Whitener

The Salmon Homecoming Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation, established to organize, plan, develop and facilitate programs and events associated with Salmon Homecoming. Board members represent a variety of governments, associations, foundations, and industries. Our objectives are to provide opportunities for tribal and non-tribal communities to come together in a positive atmosphere, learn from one another, and explore ways to support the cooperative spirit in salmon restoration and protection.

We are happy to continue the tradition by celebrating the annual Salmon Homecoming ceremony. The celebrations have always included cultural presentations, such as Northwest traditional gatherings, Pow Wows, and Cedar Canoe events. We’ve sponsored environmental fairs, educational outreach activities, salmon bakes, and even salmon runs. We present “Seventh Generation Legacy Awards” each year to people who have made important contributions to natural resources and Indian/non-Indian relations. We have accomplished much, but our Salmon Story has just begun.

“Salmon are the measuring stick of well-being in the Pacific Northwest.”
– Billy Frank, Jr., longtime Chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Support Salmon Homecoming

Become a Sponsor and support Salmon Homecoming Alliance’s ongoing activities.  Thank you in advance for your support!

We are honored to be on the ancestral homeland and waters of the First People of the Salish Sea. Thank you, Coast Salish, for allowing us all to call this beautiful place home.

photo of Native American performers in traditional clothingphoto of Native American woman holding a small instrumentphoto of children with display about protecting waterphoto of Native American dancers