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First Nations Development Institute

Join First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) for A Salish Sojourn: A Northwest Tour. On the tour, you will experience first-hand the impact your investments are having in the Native American communities we serve and meet the people who are working at the grassroots level to make a real difference and lasting change. 

Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot)

Local guide and First Nations grantee Valerie Segrest (Muckleshoot), at right, will personally escort you on this special journey of immersion in the spirit of Pacific Northwest Indian Country. Through this once-in-a-lifetime event, you’ll see how First Nations is supporting homegrown solutions to community needs. You'll visit many successful projects funded by First Nations and see how your investment is making a real impact in Native communities. You'll meet the people who are working to inspire, educate and continue the rich cultures and traditions of the Indigenous people of the Northwest.  

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This is an intimate tour with only 20 participants, and your shared experience will be something you'll cherish forever. 

Our 20 slots will fill up fast with committed individuals who want to see, feel and fully experience the work that First Nations does with Native American communities. 

Visit now to learn more and to register. 

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The tour includes visits to these places:

  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe 
  • Squaxin Island Tribe
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  • Makah Tribe
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Suquamish Tribe
  • Swinomish Tribe
  • Tulalip Tribes
  • Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center & Sacred Circle Gallery at United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle
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1 Adult: $3,750 

2 Adults/Couple (sharing a room): $6,750

*) Cost is all-inclusive with the exception of airfare and transportation to the hotel. The cost also includes a grant for the First Nations-supported initiatives we visit.

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If you have any questions, please email Jona Charette at or call (303) 774-7836.

About First Nations Development Institute

Founded in 1980, First Nations serves Native communities across the U.S. and has successfully managed more than 1,547 grants to tribal programs, Native nonprofits and community organizations throughout Indian Country, totaling over $32.2 million in community investment.