Tribal issues constitute a significant part of the work of the Attorney General’s Office. Last May, in an effort to strengthen partnerships between Indian tribes and my office, I unveiled an AGO policy requiring my office to achieve free, prior, and informed consent before
initiating a project or program that directly and tangibly affects Indian tribes, rights, tribal lands and sacred sites. I remain deeply
appreciative of the Snoqualmie Tribe for helping me develop this historic policy. I look forward to working with all 29 federally recognized tribes to pass this policy into statute.
I have visited all 29 federally recognized tribes as Attorney General. I am the first Attorney General to hire a full-time tribal liaison. I partnered with Washington Tribes to sue the Trump Administration regarding Washington’s clean water. I have stood beside tribes to defend the Indian Child Welfare Act in the courts. Motivated by NCAI President Fawn Sharp’s leadership, I helped convince
Amazon to stop selling merchandise on its platform featuring a racial slur that, at the time, was associated with the Washington D.C. football team.