3.00 Potlatch

Sharing With Our Neighbors

The word “Potlatch” denotes a tradition of gift giving, long practiced by Indian Tribes along the Pacific Northwest Coast. As a potlatch tribe, the Coquille Indians joyfully embrace the potlatch spirit of  sharing with our neighbors. The potlatch tradition infuses and inspires everything we do.

As Coos County’s second-largest employer, our economic development ventures benefit the entire South Coast community.  Our Coquille Tribal Community Fund has shared more than $5.8 million with dozens of community organizations since 2001.  And we happily share our cultural traditions to enrich community life.

Through the spirit of potlatch, we help our communities to grow and prosper.