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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Services
The Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Services goal is to identify strengths of the individual, family, extended family, and the community or healing past traumas, resolution of current difficult situations and encourage building supportive healthy family relationships. We provide Intake/Assessment that include diagnoses, Treatment Planning, Safety Planning, and counseling therapy with qualified Staff and Social Services Professionals that possess appropriated degree, experience, training and credentialing for individuals and group treatment. Other services include: Individual/Family/Group treatment; Anger Management; Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment Program; Therapeutic Outreach for students at Tribal School, Mount Adams School District, Toppenish School District, and Wapato School District; Special Projects Unit of grants for suicide prevention, Mental Health Promotion Program, and Circles of Care; Healing Seasons Project; Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Coalition Board; and development of the Victim Resource Program.
16 W. 1st. Ave
PO BOX 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: (509) 865-2266
Fax: (509) 865-2064
Child Care and Development Fund
Assist low-income Indian working families with child care costs. Increase availability of child care on Yakama Reservation. Assist individuals in training/education for employment with child care costs. Improve the quality of child care for health, safety, well-being of Indian children and improve school readiness.
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4357, 4295, 4359
(509) 865-8899 Fax
Community Health Representative Program
The community Health Program is providing 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
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
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.
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4753 or visit our website
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
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- 2933
Department of Revenue
The Mission of the Yakama Nation Department of Revenue is to provide accurate, efficient and responsive licensing, permitting and tax collection, in accordance with resolution T-071-13, Yakama Nation laws and regulations. During a Nationwide emergency, implicating both public health and economic impacts to program operations and delivering its services, the Department of Revenue will implement procedures that align with the COVID-19 Task Force and Executive Committee public safety orders to respond in the most reasonable and effective way possible.
Department: Yakama Nation Emergency Management
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
**The Mount Adams Recreation Area at Tract D will remain closed for maintenance. An update will be provided after August 1, 2020. Please email TribalForestry@yakama.com for further information.**
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4613
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
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 151 Wishpoosh Road, Toppenish, WA 98948 (directly across the street from the Diabetes Center).
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4509 or email us at email@example.com
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.
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.
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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
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
The mission of the NNWS Program is the prevention of the disintegration of its Indian Families through early intervention and remediation services.
When Yakama Children are removed from their customary homes, the NNWS Program Follows established Yakama Nation procedures and services that will assure child custody proceedings reflect the unique values, customs, and laws of Yakama Nation.
The NNWS Program assists other governmental agencies, attorneys, courts, and interested parties comply with the unique values, customs, and laws of the Yakama Nation.
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 6800
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
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 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
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 revenue Allocation Plan Program ensures compliance with the Yakama Nation Revenue Allocation Plan for Gaming net Revenue distributions to Tribal Members. Tribal Member Elders and Tribal Member Full-Time Students, generate statistical information and participate in efficient, accurate, and attentive services for clients.
Location and Information: The Revenue Allocation Plan Administration Program Is Located in the Yakama Nation Agency, 401 Fort Road,Toppenish, WA 98948; email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4419, 4420, 4421, 4424
Fax: (509) 865-2331
|Funding “Quarter Dates”||Due Dates – School Proof||Full-Time Student|
Check Release Dates (CRD)
|Quarter 1 Oct. – Dec. 2018||December 10 – 14, 2018||December 28, 2018|
Late CRD Jan 11 & 25, 2019 And
February 9, 2019
|Quarter 2 Jan. – Mar. 2019||March 8 – 14, 2019||March 30, 2019|
Late CRD April 12 & 26, 2019 And
May 10, 2019
|Quarter 3 April – June 2019||June 10 – 14, 2019||July 13, 2019;|
Late CRD July 26, 2019 And
August 9 & 23, 2019
|Quarter 4 July – Sept. 2019||September 9 – 14, 2019||September 28, 2019|
Late CRD October 11 & 25, 2019 And
November 8, 2019
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 Historic Preservation Office (THPO)
To manage, consult and direct the protection of cultural resources; initiate the repatriation of our ancestral remains and objects
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, Dental and Vision Plans and providing insured policies for Auto, Property, Casualty and Life Insurance.
Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule:
HMA’s information will be available at this webiste: https://sawus2prdticmrfhma.z5.web.core.windows.net/
“This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.”
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 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
Victim Resource Program
The mission of the Yakama Nation Victim Resource Program is to support and identify the needs of victims of crime and the Yakama Nation community, through a comprehensive approach that integrates mental health to address historical and interpersonal trauma. The Victim Resource Program will help all victims of crime, focusing on domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, stalking, dating violence, and human trafficking. Victim-centered activities will entail wellness, job training, financial empowerment, crisis management, emergency victim services, and youth engagement.
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
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.
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.
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 two computer technology centers on the Yakama Nation Reservation, located at:
620 Signal Peak Rd
White Swan, WA 98952
61 West Wapato Rd
Wapato, WA 98951
Yakama Nation Correction & Rehabilitation Facility
The mission of the Yakama Nation Correction & Rehabilitation Facility is to provide a balanced system approach to corrections, supervision, with training, education, programs and services that provide opportunities for offenders to successfully transition to communities.
1020 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948
Main Control (509) 865-8911
Yakama Nation Domestic Violence Program
The mission of the YNDV program is to stop family violence in our native communities. YNDV believes that violence against against family members is a result from the use of force or threat to maintain control in the home. Our work includes providing support and education for victims and perpetrators of violence. By building strength, power, and unity in our communities we believe family violence will decrease. Counseling services are free of charge. Everything is kept confidential.
Our new location is at 1020 Fort Rd. Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4630
Yakama Nation Head Start
The mission of the Yakama Nation Head Start is to implement quality early childhood education, culture, language, and continuous support to empower diverse Native children and families.
For More Information Go To ynheadstart.com
Yakama Nation Housing Authority
The Mission Statement of Yakama Nation Housing Authority (“YNHA”) is to provide safe, healthy and affordable housing to low-income Native Americans on the Yakama Reservation.
For More Information Go To www.ynha.org
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: yakamamuseum.com
Yakama Nation Public Defender – Legal Aid Services
The Yakama Nation Public Defender – Legal Aid Services program mission is to provide effective legal representation to Tribal members in their defense of individual and treaty rights, and to provide limited legal assistance, information and services.
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4576
Yakama Nation Travel
It is the mission of Yakama Nation Travel, the only Native owned Travel Agency in the Pacific Northwest, to provide professional and personalized service in every phase of the travel process.
(509) 865-5121 Ext. 4396 or 4397
Direct Line (509) 865-2030 Fax Number (509) 865-3930
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: 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.
Dial: (509) 865-5121 pressing four digit extension numbers allows direct connection to department.
Calling from Out-Of-State you may dial 1-800-859-5121
YN Tribal Court Administrator Ext. 4676
CIVIL COURT Ext. 4581 and 4151 (tort complaints; divorce, custody and guardianship, paternities, restraining order, name change, probate….etc.)
Criminal Court (Adult) Ext. 6090
Juvenile Delinquency/Truancy Ext. 4583
Dependency Court Ext. 4583
Court Bailiffs Ext. 5114 and Ext. 4588
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