Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

The Port Gamble S’Klallam were originally known as the Nux Sklai Yem—or the Strong People—and are the descendants of the Salish people who have been well established in the Puget Sound basin and surrounding areas since 2400 B.C.

In the late 1930s, the Port Gamble S’Klallam reservation, located on the northern tip of the Kitsap peninsula in Washington state, was established. Many of the Tribe’s members, who total about 1400, still live there today.

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The Point Casino & Hotel

The Point Casino & Hotel is located in Kingston, Washington and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The facility offers over 750 slot machines, 12 table games, sports betting, and a variety of bars and restaurants. The casino is attached to the 94-room, boutique Point Hotel. The casino and hotel employ over 300 staff and is operated on behalf of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe by Noo-Kayet Investments.

Heronswood® Garden

Heronswood® Garden is home to 9,000 plant species from six of the world’s seven continents and several gardens that reflect Tribal culture and Pacific Northwest horticulture.

Heronswood® is located in Kingston, Washington, and is operated by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation.


Current job openings and how to apply


A brief historical overview of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, which has been in the area for thousands of years

Community Awards Program

Application and qualifications for the Tribe’s Appendix X funds

Cultural Resources

Background on the Tribe’s cultural history and programs managed by the Culture department

Natural Resources

Information related to the Tribe’s use, management, and preservation efforts of environmental and natural resources

Child & Family Services

Program links, applications, and other info on services to support PGST members