Tulalip Tribes History:
The Tulalip (pronounced Tuh’-lay-lup) Tribes, successors in interest to the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skykomish, and other allied tribes and bands signatory to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. Our tribal population is over 4,900 and growing, with 2,700 members residing on the 22,000 acres Tulalip Indian Reservation located north of Everett and the Snohomish River and west of Marysville, Washington. The Reservation is rich with natural resources: marine waters, tidelands, freshwater creeks and lakes, wetlands, forests, and developable land. The Tulalip Reservation was reserved for the use and benefit of Indian tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott of January 22, 1855.
When Tulalip organized in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA), we agreed to adopt the name “Tulalip Tribes” from The Salish word for Tulalip is dxʷlilap, which means “small-mouthed bay” and refers to the nearly landlocked nature of the cove. The reservation is governed by a board of seven directors chosen by Tribal members for three-year terms of service- a modern version of the separate Tribal Councils that governed our Tribes and allied bands for thousands of years here in Puget Sound. Over 3,500 employees working for the Tulalip Tribes, more than two-thirds are working in the Tribes’ business enterprises: Tulalip Resort Casino, Quil Ceda Creek Casino, Tulalip Bingo & Slots.
Tulalip Bingo opened in June 1983 with 80 Team Members. At that time the Bingo offered paper and hard card pull-taps along with the Deli.
Today Tulalip Bingo & Slots has been open for 37 years. Offering paper bingo/electronic bingo cards, 160+ Class II Slot Machines, Pull-tabs, Deli, and Bar. The Tulalip Casino opened in July 1992 with 200 team members, Pull Tabs, 22 Table Games (Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Poker). The Casino offered one restaurant which was called The Prince of Whales. The Tulalip Resort Casino has now been open for 28 years with approximately 2,100 Team Members. Over 2,300 Slot Machines, 46 Table Games. Tulalip has been rated #4 largest employer in Snohomish County.
From 1992 -2003 Tulalip only offered Bingo and one Casino. Once Tulalip opened their second Casino property in 2003 (Tulalip Resort Casino). The original casino was closed in 2003 for a major remodel, and reopened in September 2004 as Quil Ceda Creek Casino. In 2014 the remodeled club area was opened as the QZone.
The Quil Ceda Creek Casino opened at their new building on February 3rd, 2021!
Our Hiring office is located at 6332 31st Ave, Suite C, Tulalip, WA 98271.
You can reach us at:
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tulalip Tribes publicly announces that Indian Preference in hiring shall apply to Tulalip Tribal job openings.