Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

UW Walking Tour + Working in Tribal Communities 102 (MEMBERS +1)

October 11, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an interactive in-person event at the Burke Museum on October 11th focused on deepening our understanding of Indigenous communities. We’ll start with Kateri Joe’s Working in Tribal Communities 102 learning session, designed as a follow up to her 101 session we hosted in the summer. After Kateri’s workshop, join Owen Oliver on the Indigenous Walking Tour of the University of Washington, highlighting indigenous places across campus. Walking Tour booklet and coffee included in the ticket price.

Working with Tribal Communities 102 is a training that takes a deeper dive in the areas of relationship maintenance through Kateri’s career journey. We explore how partnering with tribes as an outside entity requires a respectful and culturally sensitive approach. This training provides guidelines and best practices for engaging and collaborating with tribal communities/ partners. How to continually invest in building and nurturing the relationship beyond initial projects or engagements and better understanding of the life cycle of relationship building.

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.

Owen L. Oliver (Quinault / Isleta Pueblo) comes from the people of the Lower Columbia River, Salish Sea, and Southwest Pueblos. He grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska and Seattle where in 2021 he graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in American Indian Studies and Political Science. Through these disciplines he’s been able to create and manage projects that range from community work, art, education, and influence on local and federal policy. His work is concentrated in Indigenous education and cultural representation, a path that he’s learned from his connection to Tribal Canoe Journeys. He currently is the Director of Arts and Culture for Headwater People Consulting, an Indigenous-led consulting firm.

This event is $20 which will cover materials and light snacks. This event is open to the full membership plus their guests. We do encourage you to have attended one of the Working in Tribal Communities 101 sessions before. Space is limited! Register early.

Please email programs@wawomensfdn.org with any questions.

Register here for UW Walking Tour + Working in Tribal Communities 102!


October 11, 2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Washington Women’s Foundation
View Organizer Website


Burke Museum
4303 Memorial Way NE
Seattle, United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website