Tribal & Intergovernmental Relationships

Supporting government-to-government relationships that respect the rights and interests of tribes, states, and local governments.

Gov Inslee with Tribal Leader Brian Cladoosby honoring Duane French
Gov Inslee and Tribal Leader Brian Cladoosby honoring Duane French: Photo courtesy of the Office of the Secretary of State and Legacy Washington.

Strong relationships with tribal governments, states, and local governments are necessary to achieve mutual goals and ensure the needs of all people are met. State agencies have a responsibility to create intergovernmental systems, policies, and processes for inclusive decision-making, respectful communication, and resolving mutual areas of concern. Office of Equity Consultants are available to provide consultation to state agencies in areas that include, but are not limited to:

  • Centennial Accord Plans
  • Land acknowledgements
  • Tribal liaison positions
  • Culturally relevant and responsive services
  • Dispute resolution protocol
  • Fair and equitable interlocal agreements