Shared Agreements

We need your help to build a welcoming space for all Native people at Tahoma Indian Center. We ask that you follow these shared agreements.

Everyone is Valued. Children are sacred. Elders are revered.

• We ask what people need to feel supported at the Center and do what we can to accommodate different abilities and create a sense of belonging.

• We will not allow abusive language or violent behavior that would make people feel unsafe.

• We will keep the Center free of alcohol, drugs and firearms.

We honor the Indigenous cultures, languages, knowledge and traditions of all of the Native people we serve.

• We recognize the long history of colonization that has kept us from practicing our culture and realizing our potential.

• We work together to decolonize our minds and communities.

• We continually ask how can we do things in a way that aligns with our culture and our values.

We work through conflicts using a talking circle to hear each other’s truths. We find holistic solutions through meaningful
consultation and dialogue.

• We start and end difficult conversations with prayer and song.

• We encourage people to “be like the coyote” and ask questions.

• We are patient and listen compassionately to each other like mother’s milk. • We are action-oriented and committed to making progress.

• We Witness and hold accountability.

We acknowledge the pain, grief and triggers that each of us have.

• We allow people space as they need it and extend support when they are ready for it.


• We show respect and appreciation for each other and the Center even when there are disagreements or people are triggered.

We Need Your Support Today!