Mon Jun 27, 2022 @ 4:30PM
Executive Tribal Council Meeting
Tue Jun 28, 2022 @12:00PM
Blood Pressure - Food For Thought
Sat Jul 09, 2022 @ 7:00AM
Culture Board Meeting

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Pathways to Healing Program

The mission of the Cowlitz Tribal Pathways to Healing Program is to honor traditional values and beliefs that promote safety and well-being for Native American/Alaska Native families by providing a holistic approach to inform, educate and heal our communities affected by violence.

To be eligible you must be a Native American or Alaska Native (you do not have to be enrolled) who has experienced or know someone who has experienced, domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking at any point in your life. Services are also available to clients of all other Health and Human Services Programs regardless of Native identity.

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Services offered include:

  • Information and Referrals
  • Cultural Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Emergency Services
  • Safety Planning
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Outreach and Prevention Services
  • Online Social Media
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Support to Secondary survivors/victims
  • Table Events
  • Training
  • Transitional Housing
  • Medical Advocacy
  • All services are confidential and available to women, children, and men. While the Pathways to Healing Program recognizes that a person can be both a survivor and a perpetrator over the course of their life, the focus of participation in services must be exclusive to the effects of the victimization.


Community Engagement and Trainings
Pathways to Healing provides opportunities for our community to connect with us through our virtual For All Generations Events, Murdered and Missing Indigenous Peoples day of awareness, and trainings for community and Tribal members. We will continue to update our showcase as we host events, our archived sessions can be viewed here.

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Contact Us

Vancouver Office

Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Health & Human Services
7700 NE 26th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665

Office: 360-397-8228
Fax: 360-397-8251

Map to Vancouver Office

Tukwila Office

Cowlitz Indian Tribal Offices
15455 65th Ave. S.
Tukwila, WA 98188

Office 206-466-5131
Fax 206-721-6288

Longview Office

Cowlitz Indian Tribal Offices
1055 9th Ave, Suite D
Longview, WA 98632

Office 360-575-6239

24-Hour Hotlines 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-4673

Document Links:

PTH Client Rights
PTH Donation Guidelines
PTH Release of Information
Patient/Client Grievance Form

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  • Tribal Council Open Seat

    Cowlitz members over 18 please consider applying for the open Tribal Council position*.  Any eligible General Council members may nominate themselves by submitting a mandatory resume and cover letter to Cowlitz Human Resources and Tribal Council Secretary, Bill Erickson.  All applications must be turned in by July 6, 2022. 

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    *members convicted of a felony crime or who have been removed for cause from tribal office or employment are not eligible for election or Tribal Council

  • Fishing, Hunting, & Gathering Gear Sales Tax Exemption Approved

    (Olympia, Wash.) A recent Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) Excise Tax Advisory (ETA) exempts retail sales taxes on tribal fishing, hunting, and gathering gear purchased from in state retailers April 1, 2022.
    Cowlitz General Council Chair, Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, is pleased to announce the statewide sales tax exemption benefits all enrolled members of federally recognized tribes including non-treaty tribes. To claim this sales tax exemption enrolled members will choose a retail vendor, select listed product(s), show Cowlitz photo enrollment ID, and pay at store counters.

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  • Tribal Council Election Results

    “On behalf of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, I extend our deepest congratulations to our newly elected and re-elected Tribal Council members,” said Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, General Council Chair. “I look forward to hearing from new voices while nurturing strong relationships throughout the council so that, together, we can best fulfill the needs of all the members of our Tribe.”

    Cassandra Sellards Reck, incumbent
    Maverick Ryan, incumbent
    Cheryl Bell, incumbent
    Kristopher Kitz
    Larry Kestner
    Vanessa Robertson

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