The goal of the Centennial Accord is to improve relationships between the State of Washington and federally recognized Tribal Nations, to better achieve mutual goals.
The Centennial Accord provides a framework for government-to-government relationships. Each state government department director or agency secretary works with Tribal representation to initiate a procedure for how the agency will implement the relationships. The procedure establishes goals for improved services and communication and consultation protocols. Entities will meet to establish specific strategies and agreements, and outline tasks, responsibilities and timelines.
DEL's Director and Tribal Nations leaders hold regional government-to-government meetings to share information around early learning issues, and develop a strong relationship under the Centennial Accord.
DEL and the federally recognized Indian tribes are working to develop a Centennial Accord plan with the federally recognized tribes.
Click to read DEL’s 2010 agreements with the federally recognized Tribes on communication and consultation.