Indian Country Etiquette Each tribal nation in the state of Washington makes the decision on how best to balance community and tradition, while providing visitors with enjoyable experiences. However, in an eff ort to avoid misunderstandings or violations of our customs, we ask that visitors follow basic procedures for conduct. In doing so, we can ensure the protection of our sacred and ceremonial areas, including the preservation of historical artifacts. Traditionally, our people are hospitable and generous in nature. However, spiritual teachings, sacred ceremonies and burial grounds, are not openly shared with the public. We are proud of our teachings, and our heritage. Th ey have been passed to us by our ancestors, and represent thousands of years of our individual histories. Your patience and understanding of our traditions and cultures is appreciated.
- Please be attentive to signage, and obey our individual tribal rules and regulations.
- Alcohol, weapons, and drugs will not be tolerated.
- Please respect the privacy of residential communities.
- Ask before photographing or recording an individual, an event, or activity.
- Do not pick up or remove artifacts or objects.
- Burial grounds and religious ceremonies are sacred and are not to be entered.