In November 2005, the first annual Coast Salish Gathering was held at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center in Sequim, Washington. This Gathering brought together First Nation Chiefs, Tribal Chairs, and Council members from around the Salish Sea of the coastal Pacific region of North America. Invited delegates from Canadian and U.S. governments and environmental organizations also participated in the dialogue with the tribal leaders in an attempt to address environmental issues of shared concern, particularly issues related to the protection of salmon habitat.