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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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Jason Griffith
Stillaguamish River

“This project is a big success…Just looking out on the marsh that’s being restored with the tide flushing over the ground.. that’s really cool and something I’ve waited 10 years to see.”

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 September 2023 FbD Convening featured a unique panel discussion with Tribal leaders from across Washington state. In this discussion, speakers share about the challenges of engaging in disaster planning systems that are out of alignment with tribal values and perspectives, challenges with permitting at the federal, state and local levels and more.

To watch the second half of this panel discussion, click here.

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.