Case Studies: Policies in Co-Management and Trends in State-Tribal-Federal Relationships
This course focuses on the study of successful state-tribal relationships. Participants learn about the legal and historical basis of these relationships and gain insight on factors that support positive interactions. Participants will look at current trends in state-tribal relationships, with co-management highlighted as the signature policy of Washington State-Tribal relations. We also delve into issues affecting different state government agencies and discuss best practices and solutions.
This course satisfied the requirements of RCW 43.376.050 regarding tribal liaisons within state agencies.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the concept and policies related to state and federal co-management, with an emphasis on the NW Tribes of Washington State and Tribes with land claims within Washington State.
- Identify and discuss current trends in state-tribal relationships in practice, with an emphasis on the most workable solutions.
- Explain the legal basis of the federal-tribal relationship and the historic development of tribal-state relationships, with an emphasis on Washington State.
Competencies Covered: Tribal-state relations, co-management policies
Intended Audience: The course is designed for current and aspiring Tribal Liaisons and other positions that interact directly with Tribal Governments in Washington State.
Professional Certificate in Advanced Tribal Relations: This course is the third of a 3-course series that leads to a Professional Certificate in Advanced Tribal Relations from The Evergreen State College. This professional certificate is designed for current and aspiring Tribal Liaisons and other positions that interact directly with the tribes. Participants will improve their abilities to collaborate with tribal leadership and their understanding of current and historical policies that impact tribal-governmental relations. This certificate includes online group learning with an instructor and guest speakers, along with 3 site visits near the Olympia area, and some assigned readings and assignments to complete outside of class.
To earn the professional certificate, participants must complete all 3 courses:
- Context of Tribal Relations in Washington State: Culture, Sovereignty, and Resilience
- History and Practice of Government-to-Governmental Relations: State, Tribal, Federal
- Case Studies: Policies in Co-Management and Trends in State-Tribal-Federal Relationships
It is recommended that participants take the courses in this order, but it is not required.