Washington has 29 recognized tribes. L&I's Tribal Liaison and committee members work together to build stronger connections with these tribes, showing respect and inclusion for our diverse community.

The responsibilities of L&I's Tribal Liaison includes:

  • Coordinating discussions with tribes to hear their concerns.
  • Helping improve practices that make it easier for L&I and tribes to collaborate and communicate.
  • Leading meetings for the L&I Tribal Advisory Committee.
  • Providing the governor with a yearly report about L&I's work with tribes in reference to the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.376.
  • Setting up training for L&I employees that work with tribal governments.

Contact information

For questions about how L&I works with tribes, contact:

Uriel Iñiguez
L&I Community Relations Director & Tribal Liaison
Email: TribalLiaison@Lni.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-5411

Related Resources

Tribal interactions