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Salish-Shidhe Council (as of 2062)
Government Type: Tribal confederation
Capital: Bellingham
Population 8,590,000
Human 63%
Elf 11%
Dwarf 9%
Ork 12%
Troll 3%
Other 2%
Per Capita Income: 26,000¥
Estimated SINless: 15%
Below Poverty Level: 20%
Corporate Affiliation: 23%
Less Than Twelve Years 7%
High School Equivalency 57%
College Degrees 28%
Advanced Degrees 8%
Major Ethnic Groups:

Tribal Affiliation: 86% of total population

Salish: 25%
Makah: 16%
Cascade Crow: 14%
Cascade Ork: 11%
Nootka: 10%
Sinsearach: 6%
Other Tribes: 18%
Major Languages Spoken:
English: 82%
Salish Dialects: 16%
Major Religions:
Currency: Nuyen (¥)
DocWagon Coverage: 50%
Guaranteed Response Time: 15 minutes

Salish-Shidhe Council belongs to the Native American Nations.


While technically part of the UCAS, the free city of Seattle is surrounded by the SSC.

Major Cities[]



  • 2018 - Treaty of Denver forms the Salish-Shidhe Council
  • 2029 - Salish-Shidhe Council opens borders to all metahumans. The Sinsearach elf tribe is formed.
  • 2035 - The Cénesté branch of the Sinsearach elves secedes and forms the nation of Tir Tairngire
  • 2059 - December 3, An earthquake levels Richmond on the outskirts of Vancouver.
  • 2060 - A dozen Salish hikers are arrested and tried as spies in Tsimshian, escalating tensions between Salish-Shidhe and Tsimshian.
  • 2062 - May 2-4, Open conflict on the Tsimshian border. Biowarfare agents are used to kill thousands of Salish-Shidhe soldiers.
  • 2062 - May 5, A ceasefire is signed between the two nations.
  • 2062 - July, The ceasefire is broken by a series of attacks by Salish militias.
  • 2067 - Following the withdrawal of support from MCT, the weakened Tsimshian is absorbed by Salish-Shidhe as a protectorate.


Among all of the NAN, the Salish-Shidhe Council is the most tribally-oriented, and their population and politics are segregated according to tribal affiliation. Each tribe sends representatives to the Tribal Council, and aside from a few nation-wide civil laws and restrictions, each tribe is autonomous and self-governing.

The major tribes are:

  • Salish - (leader: Chief Harold Gray Bear) The most dominant and prosperous tribe. Tribal territory includes most of the land west and south of Puget Sound.
  • Makah - (leader: Chief George Lodgepole) The most military assets of all the tribes. Tribal territory is the northwest Olympic peninsula.
  • Cascade Crow - (leader: Chief Frederick Eye-Like-Eagle) Tribal territory is the land between Seattle and the Cascade mountains, as well as Vancouver. Strongly anti-Anglo.
  • Sinsearach - (leader: Gillian Morningsong) Predominantly elven and eco-conscious. Tribal territory is the land southwest of Seattle, including Mt. Rainier.
  • Cascade Ork - (leader: Pawl Shaggy Mountain) Predominantly ork and troll tribe with tribal territory in the Cascade Mountains.
  • Nootka - (leader: Chief: Darcy Jim) Anti-technology traditionalists who have a presence in northwest Washington, Vancouver Island, and Prince George.
  • Other tribes include the Musqueam, the Squamish and several "pinkskin" tribes.

Foreign policy[]

Relations with UCAS [1], Seattle [2], Seattle [3], Germany [4], Tir Tairngire [5]

Seattle embassy on Council Island [6]

Arcology crisis[]

The recent Renraku Arcology shutdown (2059) brought a large influx of UCAS troops into Seattle, putting the SSC on high alert. However, the UCAS troops had their hands full with guarding the SCIRE , and in the end, the two nations experienced a marked improvement in relations, prompting overtures of more open and free economic partnerships with the UCAS. There have been talks of UCAS involvement in bolstering the Salish military against the Tsimshian border wars.[7]


Absorption of Tsimshian [8]


crude oil from Athabascan Council [9]

tight trade with Japan [10]

Corporate Presence[]

Among the megacorporations, only a few extraterritorial agreements have been reached with the SSC, simply because most tribes are not willing to part with the land. Most of the AAA megacorporations make do with offices in Seattle instead. The major megacorporations that have a presence in the SSC are:

Other corporations:


Dozens of new power sites were identified across the Salish-Shidhe lands during the passing of Halley's Comet.[15]

Native American "Re-education Centers" have a background count of 5 [16]


visiting from Seattle [17]



Shadowland node in (at least) Vancouver [18]


The Big Dance [19] and Long Weekend/Big Sky [20] smuggling routes run through the Salish-Shidhe Council.


There's very little Mafia influence in the Salish-Shidhe Council. [21]

Local crime outfits are merely those from the Tsimshian Protectorate, especially the Dogmen.


  1. o21377451Target: UCAS pp. 20-21
  2. o88144837Seattle Sourcebook p. 146
  3. o03045067New Seattle p. 81
  4. o84296706Germany Sourcebook p. 43
  5. o21639523Tir Tairngire p. 47
  6. o88144837Seattle Sourcebook pp. 59-62
  7. o38715534Shadows of North America p. 116
  8. o90760406Shadowrun Fourth Edition p. 34
  9. o57446066Native American Nations Volume Two p. 74
  10. o82435997Native American Nations Volume One p. 90
  11. o38715534Shadows of North America p. 119
  12. o79645619Corporate Download p. 107
  13. o38715534Shadows of North America p. 119
  14. o73009950Portfolio of a Dragon: Dunkelzahn's Secrets p. 69-70
  15. o38715534Shadows of North America p. 116
  16. o04858358Magic in the Shadows p. 84
  17. o88144837Seattle Sourcebook p. 12
  18. o57280352Target: Matrix p. 27
  19. o94379615Target: Smuggler Havens pp. 84-87
  20. o94379615Target: Smuggler Havens p. 79-84
  21. o05084094Underworld Sourcebook p. 37

This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun


There is a discrepancy in population between Native American Nations Volume 1 with 10,118,000 and Shadows of North America with 8,590,000. (nan1 p.77 -- sona p. 114)