Class / Schedule

Government to Government

Government to Government Training (1 Day)


This course is sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. It is a one-day session covering a tribal historical perspective, legal issues, tribal sovereignty & tribal government.

    Washington State’s 1989 Centennial Accord mandates the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs to provide training to state agencies 'on information with which to educate employees and constituent groups as defined in the accountability plan about the requirement of the government to government relationship.'

      Recently, the State/Tribal Relations Training has undergone major revision in an effort to stay timely and current. The one-day training session covers a tribal historical perspective, legal issues, tribal sovereignty and tribal government. The training allows sufficient time for questions and should assist state employees in furthering their relationship with Washington State’s twenty-nine Tribes. After completing the training, attendees should have a much better understanding of Tribes, their people and unique culture, and an enhanced awareness of the importance of multi-culturalism. Each attendee will be provided with a user-friendly reference book to continue furthering their understanding of contemporary native culture.

        The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs is anxious to provide this training state-wide to as many people as possible to foster the spirit of cooperation and partnership in the continuing evolution of the government-to-government relationship. Read more about the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs at

          Intended Audience: All interested employees.

          Scheduled Class Location and Dates
          City Facility Date and Time Course Cost Cancel Date Instructor
          Olympia US Dept of Agriculture
          1835 Black Lake Blvd SW
          Olympia, WA 98512
          • Mar 2 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:00 Gordon James
          Olympia Social & Health Services DCS (Vancouver)
          800 NE 136th Avenue
          Vancouver, WA 98584
          • Mar 9 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:00 Gordon James
          Aberdeen Social & Health Services (Aberdeen) Region 6 CSO
          415 West Wishkah Street
          Suite 1A
          Olympia, WA 98520
          • Mar 27 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:00 Gordon James
          Tacoma Social & Health Services(Tacoma)
          1949 S. State Street
          Pierce North CSO
          Tacoma, WA 98405
          • Apr 3 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:00 Gordon James
          Yakima Social & Health Services(Yakima) CSO 16th Avenue
          Yakima CSO
          1002 North 16th Avenue
          Yakima, WA 98909-2500
          • Apr 10 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:00 Gordon James
          Mount Vernon Social & Health Services(Mt. Vernon) CSO E. College Way
          Mt. Vernon CSO
          900 East College Way, Suite 300
          Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5683
          • May 1 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:00 Gordon James
          Olympia Health Care Authority (Cherry Street Plaza) Olympia
          626 8th Avenue SE
          Olympia, WA 98504
          • May 8 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:00 Gordon James
          Seattle Social & Health Services(Seattle) Rainier CSO
          3600 S. Graham St.
          Seattle, WA 98118
          • Jun 5 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:00 Gordon James
          Olympia Health Care Authority (Cherry Street Plaza) Olympia
          626 8th Avenue SE
          Olympia, WA 98504
          • Jun 12 2018 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 05/24/2018 - 17:00 Gordon James