“The Nisqually Indian Tribe has begun the first phase of a major housing development
at the site where it hosted a weeklong potlatch for the 2016 Canoe Journey. Interns are
building the first home, set to be completed soon.”
Photo: Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.
– “For Nisqually tribe, a house that’s more than a home”
“It’s a three-bedroom, 1,506-square-foot new construction rambler on the Nisqually Indian Reservation.”
“It’s the first structure in a major development slated to bring 60 single-family homes and duplexes and a 40-unit apartment complex to the tiny reservation near Yelm, about 15 miles east of Olympia. The tribe also wants to develop a 6-acre park, a health clinic, an elder care center and a church on the property.
Many of the energy efficient homes will be built for the tribal elders, officials say,” by Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian.