To Be Native in the Northwest
The ways of life that Native peoples of the Northwest live today—both modern and rooted in thousands of years of culture and knowledge—offer a unique perspective on this region and the issues that it faces.
More than 100,000 Natives, from a variety of local backgrounds and cultures, live in Washington, and our values of respect and responsibility run through the work we do as Native individuals, organizations and tribes.
So...what does it mean to be Native in the Northwest?
We’re glad you asked. Let’s have a look at some issues and ideas from the perspective of some Native people in the Northwest.