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.