The Samish Indian Nation is a community leader in and around Anacortes, Washington and Skagit County, providing health and natural resource services that benefit tribal members and the larger community. This includes operating the only Head Start program in the Anacortes community, for both tribal and non-tribal children. The tribe also offers senior services and activities on behalf of the community.
The tribe’s Natural Resources Department is leading key restoration and ecosystem support operations around the region, including a multi-year beach restoration program in Fidalgo Bay to restore habitats for feeder fish that are a key food source for salmon in the region.
Despite its large impact in the region, the Samish Indian Nation has not engaged in a strategic communications and media relations approach. The tribe hired Fearey to create a strategic communications roadmap to raise awareness for the tribe’s efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest.