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Nisqually Tribal Partnership

North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) and the Nisqually Tribal Council have formed a partnership which provides a path to unity and understanding of the Native American culture.  The NTPS School Board strives to not only provide for the educational needs of our Native American students, but also to foster an environment which embraces the differences and commonalities between our cultures.  The District and the Tribal Council meet bi-annually to discuss how we can work and grow together to increase student growth opportunities for our Native American students which has an overall effect for all students in preparation for "rewarding careers, fulfilling lives, and compassionate global citizenship."

We acknowledge that North Thurston Public Schools resides on the traditional lands of the Nisqually people. The Nisqually have lived on and cared for this land and these waterways since time immemorial. We make this acknowledgment to open a space of recognition, inclusion, and respect for our sovereign tribal partners and all indigenous students, families, and staff in our community.Developed in partnership with the Nisqually Tribe and presented on November 5, 2019, at the School Board meeting, the above acknowledgment statement will be read at school board meetings, school assemblies, district-wide public events, and evening events at our schools and buildings.