Native American


The Spokane Tribe of Indians
are of the Interior Salish Group.  The tribe now lives in Wellpinit, Washington, and continues to contribute to the larger community of Spokane, Washington.   

The Spokane Indian Reservation is almost entire in Stevens County. 

Statistics
  • The Spokane area is home to about 12,000 Native Americans from more than 80 tribes.  (Spokane Tribal College website)

  • The Spokane Indian Reservation is approximately 159,000 acres in size.  

  • More than one-third of American Indian youth live in poverty.  (President aims to help young Native Americans, Associated Press, December 4, 2014) 

  • There are 566 federally recognized tribal nations in the United States.  (President aims to help young Native Americans, Associated Press, December 4, 2014)

  • The suicide rate for American Indians ages 15 to 24 is more than twice the national rate.  (President aims to help young Native Americans, Associated Press, December 4, 2014)

What You Can Do
Local Organizations
Additional Resources
  • AHANA
    African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American Business & Professional Association
    The overall mission of AHANA is to improve the economic status and enhance the quality of life of the AHANA communities through the development of business and employment opportunities Ben Cabildo, Director
    509-838-1881
    bcabildo@ahanabusiness.org

  • American Indian Community Center and Foodbank
    801 E. 2nd Avenue
    Spokane, WA  99202
    (509) 535-0886
    No Appointment Necessary.
    Serving clients weekly.  Commodities once a month.
    Tuesday - Thursday:  9 am - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:30 pm
    Zip Codes served:  99202
    http://aiccinc.org/

  • Hate Incident Response Team of Spokane (HIRTS)
    An all-volunteer organization committed to providing support for victims of hate incidents.
    Support of hate victims in crisis. To report a hate crime, call the Spokane Police Department Crime
    Check Line at (509) 456-2233.
    PO Box 222, Spokane, WA 99210-0222
    HIRTS Help Line: (509) 459-3626

  • NATIVE Project
    1803 W. Maxwell
    Spokane, WA
    (509) 525-5502

  • Spokane School District 82
    Equity Office
    Vickie Countryman, Director
     (509) 354-5953
    vickiec@spokaneschools.org

  • Spokane Tribal TANF
    232 E. Lyons
    Spokane, WA
    (509) 533-1360

  • Spokane Task Force on Human Relations
    The Spokane Regional Task Force on Human Relations exists to address issues of racial and cultural discrimination by learning, action, leadership, and partnership within the Spokane community. A public non-profit organization, the SRTFHR is comprised of members from five major facets of the Spokane community. Our members come from a variety of areas within the faith, non-profit, education, government, and business communities in the Spokane region.
    Kristine M. Reeves, Board President
    (509) 323.3667 or Kristine@spokanehumanrelations.com
    http://www.spokanehumanrelations.org

  • Spokane Tribal College
    Spokane Tribe of Indians Building
    1025 W. Indiana Ave.
    Spokane, WA  99205
    (509) 326-1700
    http://www.spokanetribalcollege.org/
  • "The Lost Awakening" by