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Office of Tribal Relations

The office has been established to provide Leadership, guidance and support for Native American initiatives, organizations and programs that align with the Tribal Relations mission and U of I strategic plan.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tribal Relations Office is to foster respectful and mutually productive relationships between Northwest Tribes, the University, the community and key stakeholders through culturally appropriate research, outreach and programming. We work to develop, recognize, promote and facilitate protocols of reciprocity as they relate to Tribal sovereignty and Native American education.

Core Values

  • Relationship: Cultivate relationships to foster an environment that is inclusive of and responsive to Tribal Traditional Knowledge and worldviews.
  • Respect: Work to create respectful relationships to develop trust and understanding that allows for deeper sharing to benefit both the Tribal Community and University.
  • Reciprocity: Strive to foster an environment that values and understands the interconnectedness of all things around us.
  • Responsibility: Work strategically to provide culturally responsive Education, Research and Service to surrounding Native American communities.

Land Acknowledgement Statement – Moscow Campus: U of I Moscow is located on the homelands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), Palus (Palouse) and Schitsu’umsh (Coeur d’Alene) tribes. We extend gratitude to the indigenous people that call this place home, since time immemorial. U of I recognizes that it is our academic responsibility to build relationships with the indigenous people to ensure integrity of tribal voices.

Office of Tribal Relations

Physical Address:

Office of Tribal Relations
Administration Building
Room 201
Moscow, ID 83844-3157

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
Office of Tribal Relations
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3157
Moscow, ID 83844-3157

Phone: 208-885-2468

Fax: 208-885-6558


Web: Office of Tribal Relations