Office of Native American Affairs

Land Acknowledgement

Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region.

This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.


Native American Affairs has been established at Eastern Washington University to provide leadership, guidance and support for Native American initiatives, organizations, and programs that align with the Tribal Nations Advisory Council (TNAC) and Eastern Washington University’s strategic plan.

Our Vision

The vision of the Office of Native American Affairs is to develop and maintain respectful and collaborative relationships between tribal sovereign nations, Urban Indian communities, and Native American organizations. We work to develop, promote, and facilitate protocols of reciprocity as they relate to tribal sovereignty and self-determination.