Working in Tribal Communities 101


12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday, June 2nd from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Audio Only: Toll Free: 1-833-548-0276 – Local: 253-215-8782 – Meeting ID: 859 0862 7835 – Passcode: 397406

Training Description: This training is designed to provide base level knowledge of WA state tribes. The main components will include tribal history in Washington state, cultural diversity amongst tribes, sovereignty, self-identity activity and basic etiquettes in tribal spaces. Materials will be sent out a few days prior to the training.

Speaker Bio: Kateri Joe is a member of the Swinomish tribe and Halalt First Nation. She was born and raised in West Seattle, and attended West Seattle High School. This began her journey building her network in the Urban Native American community of Seattle. Her experience as in the West Seattle Native American club that lead the movement to change the school’s “Indian,” mascot and feed her passion for social justice. Kateri has participated in the annual Canoe Journey for over 16 years, dances both traditional Co-Salish and fancy shawl dancing. She attended Fort Lewis College, in Durango, CO obtaining a BA in Sociology and minor in Native American Indigenous Studies. Kateri moved back to Seattle to achieve her Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington, Tacoma. Kateri began working at Treehouse as an Education Specialist in the Muckleshoot, Enumclaw and Auburn school districts. She has recently transitioned into the Director of Special Populations position focusing on increasing culturally appropriate services for youth in foster care.

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