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Vocational Rehabilitation

We help people identify their strengths, prepare for jobs, and achieve and maintain employment.

To Qualify:

  • Have a disability that is holding you back from getting and keeping a job.
  • Be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
  • Live in our 5 county service area.  Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, or San Juan County.
  • Have the desire to work.

Contact us today if you or someone you know might be interested in making an appointment to meet with a counselor.

Goal statement

Operate a culturally appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation program that will provide services to American Indians/Alaskan Natives with disabilities who reside in the Samish Indian Nation’s service delivery area, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choices, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, and business ownership.

Services we can provide to help gain employment (partial list)

  • Career counseling
  • Job training
  • Provide specialized equipment
  • Medical appointments
  • Interpreters for the deaf
  • Referral to mental health services
  • Referral to drug & alcohol services
  • Job placement services
  • Job retention services
  • Cultural awareness & healing

Samish Vocational Rehabilitation provides and supports traditional healers, spiritual counseling and other culturally related activities that support Native Americans in their employment goals.

Chat and Craft


Chelángen Chat and Craft

Dates: 17 Feb – 24 Mar, 2021

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Natural Dyes Talk


Natural Dyes Talk

Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2021

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Natural Dyes Talk


Natural Dyes Talk

Dates: 11 – 11 Mar, 2021

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Lineage and Family Reunions


Lineage and Family Reunions

Dates: 16 – 16 Mar, 2021

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Lineage and Family Reunions


Lineage and Family Reunions

Dates: 18 – 18 Mar, 2021

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Loom Beading


Loom Beading

Dates: 23 – 23 Mar, 2021

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Loom Beading


Loom Beading

Dates: 25 – 25 Mar, 2021

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Cedar Harvesting Talk


Cedar Harvesting Talk

Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2021

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Cedar Harvesting Talk


Cedar Harvesting Talk

Dates: 15 – 15 Apr, 2021

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Beaded Necklaces


Beaded Necklaces

Dates: 20 – 20 Apr, 2021

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Beaded Necklaces


Beaded Necklaces

Dates: 22 – 22 Apr, 2021

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History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten


History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten

Dates: 27 – 27 Apr, 2021

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History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten


History Talk with Chairman Tom Wooten

Dates: 29 – 29 Apr, 2021

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Drum Making


Drum Making

Dates: 04 – 04 May, 2021

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Drum Making


Drum Making

Dates: 06 – 06 May, 2021

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Traditional Medicines Talk


Traditional Medicines Talk

Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2021

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Traditional Medicines Talk


Traditional Medicines Talk

Dates: 13 – 13 May, 2021

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Loom Beading


Loom Beading

Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2021

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Loom Beading


Loom Beading

Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2021

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Song and Drum Class


Song and Drum Class

Dates: 25 – 25 May, 2021

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Song and Drum Class


Song and Drum Class

Dates: 27 – 27 May, 2021

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Shawl Making


Shawl Making

Dates: 01 – 01 Jun, 2021

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Shawl Making


Shawl Making

Dates: 03 – 03 Jun, 2021

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Quarter Bags


Quarter Bags

Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2021

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Quarter Bags


Quarter Bags

Dates: 10 – 10 Jun, 2021

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Beaded Earrings


Beaded Earrings

Dates: 15 – 15 Jun, 2021

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Beaded Earrings


Beaded Earrings

Dates: 17 – 17 Jun, 2021

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Samish Elders Virtual Summer Gathering


Samish Elders Virtual Spring Gathering

Dates: 25 – 25 Jun, 2021

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