Native American Resources
Camas Center for Community Wellness is part of the Kalispel Tribe’s vision for improving the standard of living among tribal members and the community. Located on tribal land, the center is operated by the Kalispel Tribal Government and is a comprehensive health care asset for the local community. At the heart of this operation, we collectively believe that a healthy and active lifestyle brings a long, prosperous life. A comprehensive set of primary medical and dental services are offered at the center.
Native Quest is a cultural center designed to celebrate, educate and nurture the heritage of urban Native Americans living in South Puget Sound. Services include:
- Access to over 5,500 book titles about various aspects of the Native American experience.
- A Cafe featuring delicious and hearty Native American staples.
- Weekly Talking and Healing Circles
- A Native American art gallery featuring local traditional and contemporary Artists
- Weekly education and entertainment featuring musicians, craftspeople, storytellers and authors.
- Weekly craft classes and demonstrations.
- First Saturday Indian Market
In 2010 the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Health and Human Services Division launched a program for eligible Native children and families offering high quality, culturally informed mental health services to the Seattle regional Indian community. Clinical services offered to children through Cowlitz Tribal Health–Seattle incorporate experiential learning, cultural events and therapeutic activities. The program combines the best practice methodologies with traditional ways to provide effective therapy to children and families in need. Read More.
The Kelso Indian Education program at Wallace Elementary School is an opportunity for children with Native American Heritage to learn about Native American history, music, dance, legends and crafts. Services include:
- Tutoring Kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Culture classes for students and parents interested in learning Native American crafts, culture and history.
- Native American Teen Club (for secondary students)
- Resource center with reference books, compact disks, videos and more.
- Community Awareness – recommend guest speakers and hold Pow-Wow each spring.
Must See Indian Country.com is a Travel Guide to Washington State’s Indian Country which will help you become more acquainted with the Native Americans who have lived, for thousands of years, on the land that is today known as Washington State. As their guest you are welcome to journey through some of the most beautiful regions of the Northwest. They invite you to see their lands; learn of their diverse cultures, and respect their native Indian tradition.
South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) is located between Olympia and Shelton, Washington and serves the Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish and Squaxin Island Tribal Communities.
Major program areas include: Community Services, Social Services, Education and Training, TANF, Fiscal/Administrative Services, Human Resources, Grant Writing, and Public Information.