photo of people in Native American canoes in Elliott Bay

Welcome to Salmon Homecoming

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 are working on plans for a 2021 Salmon Homecoming Celebration.  Save the date Saturday, September 18th for our annual Celebration and stay tuned for more details.  Note our new location is Pier 62, which is just north of the Seattle Aquarium.  We care about everyone’s safety, so we will be following public health safety guidance.

We appreciate hearing from you! Please share your ideas or comments for future events! Contact us to send us your thoughts.  Information about our annual event will be available here and on our Facebook page. Stay Safe!

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 the safety of our students and communities and has decided to provide a virtual 2020 Salmon Homecoming School Days program rather than our usual School Days events.  Check out our 2020 Virtual School Days      We are working on a Virtual School Days Program for our 2021 event.

About Us

photo of people in canoes in water by pier
Canoe Welcoming, Waterfront Park—territorial waters for Muckleshoot and Suquamish tribes – Photo by S. 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. If you shop at AmazonSmile, choose Salmon Homecoming Alliance as your nonprofit charity and we will receive a small percentage of the total price of your purchases. 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