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WSDOT Tribal Liaison

Canoes and ferry on the water
Tribal canoes share the ancient water highways with a WSDOT Ferry.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) maintains government-to-government relations with 35 federally recognized tribal governments. Twenty-nine tribes are located in Washington State; the additional six tribes have reservations outside the state, but have traditional homelands, treaty rights or other interests within the state.

WSDOT's HQ Tribal Liaison focuses on government-to-government relations, communication and education to help tribes and the agency work effectively with each other. The HQ Tribal Liaison serves as a point of contact for tribes within WSDOT and identifies additional decision makers and technical staff who can assist tribes with their questions or issues. More...

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Other Online Tribal Resources

Governor's Office of Indian Affairs
The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs , recognizing the importance of sovereignty, affirms the government-to-government relationship and principles identified in the Centennial Accord to promote and enhance tribal self-sufficiency and serves to assist the state in developing policies consistent with those principles.

Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)
TTAP is a program funded by Cooperative Agreements with the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) to assist tribes in developing transportation resources, infrastructure, and development opportunities for Northwest Tribes.



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