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Yakama Nation Program Listing

 

Adult Vocational Training Program

AVT Program provides individuals with vocational training and Direct Employment grant assistance. AVT assists with career guidance, vocational training, and financial assistance. AVT also helps students' apply for online federal student aid.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4542

A Career Guidance Counselor can be reached at Ext. 4540 or email at linnea@yakama.com

AVT Application Job App

Direct Employment Application Job App

 

Air Quality Section

The goal of the Air Quality Section is air quality management on the Yakama Reservation for the protection of health, resources, and culture of the Yakamas. Also the management of this important natural resource is fundamental for the Yakama Nation to exercise its position as a sovereign nation. To accomplish this goal it is necessary to implement a regulatory air quality program on the Reservation that is applicable to all residents, regardless of land ownership.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6078

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health program will provide a range of high quality professional and confidential services to the Native American population. Our focus is to strengthen and empower individuals and families. The program is located at 217 South Toppenish Avenue in Toppenish, WA.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6200

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Community Health Representative Program

The community Health Program is providin g improvement on health status, instituting health promotion and disease prevention. Networking other health providers in coordination resources utilization through casefindings, referral, screening, assessments, follow-ups, and monitoring other essential direct services.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4467

Community Nutrition

The goal of the program is to educate community members and provide information and tools needed to lead a Healthy Active Lifestyle. This will help reduce the number of Native Americans suffering from obesity, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.

(509) 865-2102 Ext. 686

Comprehensive Community Alcoholism Program and Youth Treatment Program

The Yakama Nation Comprehensive Community Alcoholism Program seeks to promote the quality of life within the community through providing treatment and related services.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4455

Contract Health Services

Contract Health Services Program provides payment for medical services rendered to eligible patients who have fulfilled regulatory requirements at medical or hospital facilities other than those of the Indian Health Service Clinic. Contract Health Service is under the Deputy Director, Human Services Division and the Health, Employment, Welfare, Recreation, and Youth Activities Committee, Yakama Tribal Council.

(509) 865-2102 Ext. 5

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Cultural Heritage Center

Mission Statement: The Cultural Heritage Center Administration office is committed to serving the Museum, Restaurant, Gift Shop and Theater by ensuring policies, procedures and regulations are followed and financial support services are met.

Gift Shop PRD Application Job App

Theatre PRD Application Job App

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4753 or visit our website at: www.yakamamuseum.com

Cultural Resources Program

The Cultural Resources Program was set up as the arm of the tribal government to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the principals of the unwritten Creator's law of water, land, air, the cultural, natural and human resources to include legendary sites, places that our ancestors utilized and enjoyed for thousands of years prior to Treaty time.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4714

Department of Natural Resources

Mission: The Department of Natural Resources was established to manage, co-manage and protect the Yakama Nation's Ancestral, Cultural, and Treaty Natural Resources on Reservation, in the Ceded Area and at Usual and Accustomed Sites, to meet the tribal culture, protecting tribal sensitive areas and sites and restoring diminished damaged resources.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4648

Department of Public Safety

Consisting of the Yakama Nation Police Department and the Staff, all Patrol Officers, Game Wardens, Gate Guard Security, Criminal Investigators, Chief Of Police, and all support staff of the YNPD. The Department of Public Safety maintains the public safety and Sovereignty of the people of the Yakama Nation.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4561

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Department: Yakama Nation Emergency Management

Mission: The Department of Emergency Management as established by Yakama Nation Resolution T-112-09, Exe CA 156-2009-8 - May 14, 2009 shall establish jurisdictional governance as according to the Yakama Nation Treaty of 1855, by coordinating with other programs, departments, agencies, organizations, tribes, and jurisdictions in the facilitation of planning and development, certified training and exercises to prepare, mitigate, provide response and recover from incidents, emergencies and disasters, natural or human – made.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4200

Diabetes Program

Our mission is to prevent and manage diabetes and its complication in Native Americans and the Yakama Community by providing physical activity programs; nutrition services; financial assistance for shoes, eye glasses, and dentures; weight management services, and diabetes education and support services in a culturally sensitive environment.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6757

Economic Development

Mission statement: The Yakama Nation Economic Development Department will recommend opportunities to create jobs and increase revenue for the Yakama Nation through development of a sovereign and sustainable economy while preserving our traditional and cultural values, and protection of the rights of the Treaty of 1855.

(509) 865-5121 Ext.4040

Employment Services

The Employment Services and the Child Care and Development Fund Program have been combined to form the Native Workforce Development Services to better coordinate and collaborate activities and services. The mission of the unit is to promote tribal and individual self-sufficiency through the diversification of our economy based upon traditional and contemporary methods in accordance with all Yakama values, laws and codes.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4473

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Engineering Program Department of Natural Resources Yakama Nation

Mission: Provide professional engineering and surveying services necessary to enhance and develop infrastructure that serves the collective needs of the Yakama Nation.

Goals and Objectives: 1) Utilize existing contract funding and pursue additional funding to fulfill the stated mission of the Engineering Program. 2) Supervise the WIP General Engineer Program, Indian Reservation Roads contracts and other engineering and surveying contracts as awarded. 3) Improve communication between DNR Programs and assist in developing a shared vision for the appropriate utilization, preservation and enhancement of infrastructure and natural resources reserved by the Treaty of 1855.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6731

Enrollment

Our mission is to maintain a current Tribal Membership Roll utilizing the Total Enrollment Administration Management System (TEAMS). A system that researches and tracks current personal identity information, genealogy, blood quantums, generates a tribal identification card and other documents and reports. A Percapita file is also generated from the TEAMS system for per capita distributions and per capita holds.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4447

Environmental Management Program

The Yakama Nation Environmental Protection Program (YNEP) works under the oversight and direction of the Yakama Tribal Council's (Standing) Roads, Irrigation & Land committee. The mission of the YNEMP is to establish modern environmental management measures and capabilities on behalf of the environmental interests (culture, land, water, air and human health) of the Fourteen Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6073

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Facility Management

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Yakama Nation Facility Management Program to maintain the integrity of all facilities through sound budgeting practices. It is also the mission of the Yakama Nation Facility Management Program to keep the land and the natural state of the facility aesthetic and clean.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6041

Finance Office

It shall be the mission of the Finance Office to insure the integrity of Tribal funds and provide accountability to Tribal government and Tribal Enterprises through sound internal controls and accounting procedures.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6004

Food Distribution Program

Providing needy families with USDA grant Commodity Foods that are on the Reservation and also helping with Energy Assistance to qualifying households.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4535

Forest Development

The Mission of the Forest Development Program is to protect, preserve and enhance the natural resources of the Yakama Nation, in accordance with the YN Land and Natural Resources Policy Plan, YN Forest Management Plan, P.L. 101-630 and the P.L. 93-638 Contract of the Forest Development Program. The Forest Development Program coordinates with the BIA Branch of Forestry and the YN Natural Resource Programs to provide services of the Yakama Nation that will insure for the maintenance and enhancement of Yakama Nation forest lands. The program is divided into various units that include forest development, fuels management, fee land timber sales, Mt. Adams recreation and campground maintenance.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4185

Geographic Information Systems

Mission Statement: Provide the Nation with relevant and reliable geographic and parcel information for all lands of tribal interest. This information supports tribal resource specialists in creating innovative management solutions while protecting the rights guaranteed the Yakama Nation by the Treaty of June 9, 1855.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4647

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Grants & Contracts

The mission of the Grants and Contracts Office is to ensure fiscal and programmatic accountability and Compliance of Federal and State funds, property, and other assets awarded to the Yakama Nation and to maintain an infrastructure for funding opportunities.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4417

Higher Education Program

The mission of the Yakama Nation Higher Education Program is to provide eligible Yakama tribal members the opportunity to attend an accredited postsecondary institution and earn college degrees which will enhance their ability to gain employment in professional fields. This will legiate degrees and enhance the Yakama Nation workforce. The program is located at 107 Teo Road, Toppenish, WA 98948 (on the gated side of the Yakama Nation Youth Treatment Center)

Application Packet Job App

Yakama Native American Scholarship Sites Job App

American Indian College Fund Scholarships Job App

Plan of Operation job App

Wak-Wei Scholarship job App

Yakama Nation Credit Enterprise Scholarship job App

American Indian Services Scholarship job App

ITC Truman Picard Scholarship job App

Yakama Nation Tribal Scholarship G.E.A.R. Up/Running Start Programs job App

Udall Foundation Scholarship job App

Yakama Nation DNR Education Scholarship Program job App

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4509

Home Health Program

The Yakama Nation Home Health Program will promote elder and community health, safety, and independence by providing quality and culturally appropriate nursing services to elders, disabled adults, and children in need of nursing care in the home. The Yakama Nation Home Health Program will educate patients, families, and the community about health related issues to enable them to better care for themselves and their families in their home environment.

(509) 865-7965

Human Resources

Mission statement We provide a service to the Yakama Nation Tribal Council; General Council; Tribal Administration; and all programs under the umbrella of Yakama Nation by offering a drug free workplace to Yakama Nation membership; opportunity for current employees to apply for vacant positions and promotions; we offer on- site training; orientation; process the unemployment claims; classification; grievance; appeals; coordinate the Request for Payroll Action for approximately 250 a month.

For Employment Listings and Application or for more information Click Here

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Informational Technology

The mission of the Data Processing Department is to ensure the integrity, security, and availability of the Yakama Nation network. This includes the workstations, servers, infrastructures, and data of the Network.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4433

Language Program

We honor our past and take responsibility for our future as the Yakama Nation's Language Program, we will preserve and protect the tribal culture, traditions, and foremost the language to assure the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of our people and provide cultural education for all generations.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4804/4821

Nak Nu We Sha Program

Nak Nu We Sha Program strive to recruit Native American foster homes, a great need to keep our children within their own cultures and close to home environment to maintain family ties are essential in a child's stability. Nak Nu We Sha program had received Home Base Services funding from Washington State Department of Children & Family Services to assist native families. Much support is still needed.

Office of Legal Counsel

Mission Statement: The Office of Legal Counsel will continue to provide assistance to the Yakama Nation with diligence in protecting the sovereignty, customs and traditions through proficient legal counsel as directed by the Tribal Council and its Committees.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6057

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Probation Services

To protect and secure the: Yakama people, thru ensuring the safety of its children and protecting the rights of all people, while ensuring the sovereignty and the integrity of the Yakama Nation. The Office of Probation Services will do this thru ensuring compliance with Yakama Nation Tribal court order to promote the well being of the community and future generations by using available resources to ensure compliance, as well as protecting victims. It is the goal of the Office of Probation Services to assist rehabilitation of offenders and make them productive members of the community thru network and referral to appropriate agencies to fulfill the requirements of the court order. It is the responsibility of OPS to maintain and track offenders to ensure the compliance with the court orders and or probation contract. The office of Probation Services will network with the Healing to Wellness Drug Court as a team member to work in a cohesive and professional manner to ensure the success completing of offenders drug court program.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4570

Purchasing

Purchasing department assists with purchasing supplies and/or equipment, excess property, mail system, and shipping/receiving for the tribal organization. Services available to all tribal programs: Purchasing; Excess Property: Shipping/Receiving works cooperatively with Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal or state agencies.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4399

Range Program

The main focus of the Range Program is livestock management and the administration of grazing permits, however the overriding goal for the program is to preserve the ecological integrity of the Yakama Nation's rangeland so it is capable of sustaining a variety of uses and values including livestock grazing, wildlife, fisheries, cultural values, traditional foods and medicines and stable watersheds.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4192

Revenue Allocation Plan Administration

The mission of the Yakama Nation Revenue Allocation Plan of Gaming Net Revenue is to uphold all laws pertaining to the Plan approved by Yakama Nation's General Council and implemented by Yakama Nation Tribal Council for the General Welfare of the Tribal Membership and Government.

Application Packet Job App

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4421

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Tourism

The goals of Tourism are to promote the Resources, Enterprises & Events of the Yakama Nation, have information available to Tourists visiting our Yakama Nation Reservation. While create rack cards & flyers for the Yakama Nation and have many partnerships with the Community: Heritage Days Event, SFFO-Spring Fling Festival Organization, Toppenish Chambers-Board of Director member, Toppenish Fund Advisory Committee for the City of Toppenish, YVVCB-Yakima Valley Visitors Convention Bureau;Sports Commission; Hotels; Director of Sales, DRYVE-Driving Rural Yakima Valleys Economy, Cultural Center- Advertising;Tiin-Ma; Treaty Day Committee, Native American Days-Puyallup State Fair, Attending the Annual Basket Weavers Conference, Yakama Agency Employees Service Club, Washington State Audubon Society.

For more information you can call us at (509) 865-5121 Ext. 4408 or you can email us at: tourism@yakama.com

Transportation Program

The mission of the Transportation Program is to provide a quality road system that supports economic development and tribal life now and into the future. The travel needs of the Yakama Nation is our primary focus. We strive to provide reliable roads and other services while protecting the environment and ensuring the safety of our employees, of our Tribal members and the general public.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6405

Tribal Employee Rights Office (TERO)

The Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) is responsible for the enforcement of the Yakama Nation's Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance, Title 71 of the Revised Yakama Code. The ordinance was created to guarantee and protect the unique employment rights of Yakama Tribal Members and other Indians and to eradicate discrimination against Indian people. The TERO is required to enforce and inform all employers of their responsibility to comply with the ordinance. Employers and contractors, on or near the Yakama Nation, are acquired to give preference to Indians in hiring, promotion, training, temporary reductions in work force, employment, and all other aspects of business and economic activity.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4479

Tribal Insurance

Tribal Insurance's primary goal is to provide insurance protection in the most cost-effective manner. This Insurance staff is responsible for assisting in addressing the Yakama Nation's Insurance needs in the following areas: Risk Management Review, Administering the Employee Retirement and 401(k) Plans, Self-insuring the Workers Compensation, Group Health and Vision Plans and providing insured policies for Auto, Property, Casualty and Life Insurance.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4372

Tribal Nutritionist Program

Promote the health and well being of community members through promotion and teaching of diet and lifestyle choices that enhance life quality and decrease risk of chronic disease.

(509) 865-2102 Ext. 352

Veterans Affairs

Veterans spiritual, physical, mental and socio-economic wellbeing by securing appropriate resources to provide health and social services as well as education and training opportunities which values traditional and contemporary way of life.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6022

Water Code Administration

The Water Code operates according to Resolutions GC-01-93 and T-161-92; also enforces Resolution T-136-91 Hydraulic Code. The Water Code is responsible for the enforcement of the Yakama Nation surface and ground waters and all water rights for the Yakama Nation. The Water Code was amended by Tribal Council action in April 2005.

We are located at: 214 Ivy Street, Wapato WA 98951

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6121 or 6122

Fax: (509) 877-1064

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Water Resource Program

Mission Statement: The mission of the Yakama Nation Water Resource Program is to protect, manage, restore and develop the water resources of the Yakama Nation in a manner that will protect the political integrity, economic security as well as the health and welfare of the tribe and its members.

(509) 865-4946

White Swan Ambulance and Health Clinic

The White Swan Health Clinic and Ambulance Service strive to improve general health status and provide high quality pre-hospital emergency care to the people of the Yakama Nation. The clinic is staffed with a Washington State licensed Physician Assistant who offers general health care 5 days a week to all IHS eligible clients. White Swan Ambulance offers 24 hour pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured by the Washington State Emergency Medical Technicians. White Swan Health Clinic provides outreach clinics that include maternal child health, WIC, Nutrition, influenza clinics, alcoholism programs, and diabetes health screening. Third Party reimbursement has been implemented for White Swan Health Clinic to help offset expenditures and ensure most importantly that healthcare is maintained throughout the community.

(509) 874-2979

Wildlife Resource Management

It shall be the mission of the Wildlife, Range, & Vegetation Resource Management Program for the Yakama Nation and its members to manage, protect, restore, and enhance the ecological cultural integrity of the Land & Natural Resources preserved since Time Immemorial and under the Treaty of 1855.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6328

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

A supplemental food program that provides free nutritious foods with nutrition and health information for pregnant/breastfeeding women, infant and children under fiver years of age. Clients must be low income eligible and eligible for IHS services.

(509) 865-1713

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Yakama Business Training & Technology Centers

YBTTC's Mission is to empower individuals through technology & training on the Yakama Reservation. Our competent staff will assist all individuals and tribal programs to improve their computer efficiency through training opportunities to promote valuable jobs skills and work readiness capabilities. There is no charge for computer internet access. There are three computer technology centers on the Yakama Nation Reservation, located at:

620 Signal Peak Rd

 

White Swan, WA 98952

 

(509) 874-2345

212 West 1st Ave.

 

Toppenish, WA 98948

 

(509) 865-2154

61 West Wapato Rd.

 

Wapato, WA 98951

 

(509) 877-7858

Yakama Nation Library

The mission statement of the educational branch of Human Services, which includes the Yakama Nation Tribal School, Yakama Nation Library & Yakama Nation Community Technology Center, is to encourage lifelong learning, promoting cultural awareness utilizing current technology.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4723

Yakama Nation Museum

Vision Statement: The Yakama Nation Museum's primary responsibility is to preserve, protect and care for the artifacts and archival photos on behalf of the Yakama people. The emphasis of the museum is to serve the Yakama Tribal members, develop exhibits and dioramas, to emphasize the positive history of the Native people, and to create and emphasize positive self-esteem for our Yakama people.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4730 or visit our website at: www.yakamamuseum.com

Yakama Nation Tribal School

The Yakama Nation Tribal School strives to offer an educational program in a cultural context, which establishes high expectations of all students, including the disabled. The Yakama Nation Tribal School will provide an equal access to a quality education in a positive, caring, learning environment. We will promote cultural awareness, pride and lifelong learning skills to all students.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4513 or visit our website at: wwww.yakama.org

Yakama Tribal Court

The overall mission of the Yakama Tribal Court system is to at all times protect the sovereignty of the Yakama Nation and to provide for it's members the guarantee outlined in the Treaty of 1855. The Courts will provide fair and impartial adjudication of all matters in a timely fashion where juvenile, civil and criminal justice is concerned. The Yakama Nation has the authority under the Revised Yakama Code to preserve order on the Yakama Reservation when necessary by punishing those through our Court system who violate Tribal law and is absolutely essential to the sovereignty of our nation. The Tribal Court system continues to maintain the independence of its judiciary to secure its role in the Yakama Nation governmental system of checks and balances.

(509) 865-5121

Civil & Criminal Adult Court Ext.4581, Ext.4582 or Ext.4585

Juvenile Delinquent/Dependency Court Ext.4588

Out-Of-State 1-800-859-5121

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Yakama Tribal Realty 93-638 Program

The Realty mission is to provide timely, accurate, professional and courteous trust real estate services to the 9,500+ individual land owners.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4155

Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project/ Fisheries Resource Management Program

The Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP) is an initiative established in 1982 for recovery of all salmon and steelhead stocks in the Yakima and Klickitat River basins. The project is testing "supplementation" concepts for promoting harvestable wild stocks and for coho reintroduction.

Please visit our website at: yakamafish-nsn.gov

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6361

Youth Activities Program

The LISTEN TOGETHER Youth Activities Program is a component of the Community Health Representative (CHR) Program. By providing organized activities in health, social, recreation, educational and personal awareness, we provide youth with necessary leadership training; guidance and support needed to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Special emphasis is placed on promoting family and community bonding which means that it is vital for not only individual but cultural, traditional or religious values of the Yakama Nation is important to create an appreciation and awareness by our youth of their heritage. Program also administers the Miss Yakama Nation travel account.

(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4450

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