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Foundational Knowledge for Tribal Engagement

The resources in this section are for learners interested in gaining foundational knowledge to use in working and collaborating with tribes. The materials and links here will provide deeper understanding of Washington Tribal governance and history, some of the similarities as well as the differences of Tribal Nations across Washington, and effective tools and techniques to collaborate and partner with Tribal Nations.

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FBD Spotlight
Soo Ing-Moody
Mayor of Twisp

“Out of a concern for the likelihood of future significant flood induced conflicts occurring, the town of Twisp began engaging landowners and regional agency stakeholders to find creative ways stakeholders could work together to develop positive solutions to the emerging flood and erosion threats.”

Tribal Trainings

Each year, in partnership with The Whitener Group, the FbD backbone offers a 3-part Tribal Training Series for 30 – 35 non-tribal floodplain managers, practitioners and scientists (i.e. state, county, federal, non-profit and non-tribal member tribal staff) who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the multi-dimensionalities of Tribal Nations in Washington State. Space is limited due to the sensitivity of the subject matter and to create a safe space for participants to ask open questions and make mistakes. Join the FbD Newsletter to be notified of the next opportunity to register coming in the spring of 2023.

For more information on the Tribal Training Resources, contact Allan Warren,

Training Resources

Tribal Panels

Tribal Leaders Panel Discussion:

The FbD Culture & Capacity Action Group hosted a unique conversation with Tribal leaders from across Washington. This two hour virtual panel provides an opportunity for floodplain professionals to gain a deeper understanding of the multi-dimensionalities of tribal governments, tribal people and communities across Washington to promote cross-cultural learning and sharing.

Self Guided Training: Welcome to Indian Country 101 + 102

This is a free training for learners interested in gaining foundational knowledge to use in working and collaborating with tribes. This six-course series is an overview of tribes on a national level in Indian Country 101, and a deeper dive into working with tribes in Washington state in Indian Country 102. Our hope is that conservation planners, project managers, leaders, and land managers — now and in the future — will be better equipped to engage tribal nations and leadership in a respectful and meaningful way.