The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a sovereign nation that exercises full governmental control over its land and resources, which include its reservation located in north Kitsap County in Washington state. The reservation is for the exclusive use and benefit of the Port Gamble S’Klallam people and, since it was established in 1938, has remained in 100% tribal trust status. There is no individual or private ownership of land on the reservation.

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a signatory to the Point No Point Treaty of 1855. The Tribe and its people exercise its aboriginal, treaty-protected rights to fish at usual and accustomed grounds and stations, as well as to hunt and gather on all open and unclaimed lands. The Tribe protects its natural resources on and off the reservation through careful management and vigorous enforcement.