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
          1 Olympia

          Natural Resources(Olympia) HQ Washington St.
          1111 Washington Street SE
          Olympia, WA 98504
          • Sep 24 2019 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:00 Gordon James
          2 Olympia

          Social & Health Services(Olympia) Child Support-Pear
          712 Pear
          Olympia, WA
          • Oct 8 2019 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 09/19/2019 - 17:00 Gordon James
          3 Olympia

          Social & Health Services(Olympia) Pear Street
          712 Pear Street SE
          Olympia, WA 98513
          • Oct 29 2019 8:30am-4:30pm
          $110.00 Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:00 Gordon James