Nisqually Indian Tribe and Nisqually Behavioral Health
The Nisqually people have lived in the Nisqually River Watershed region for thousands of years. As a fishing people, the Nisqually are prime stewards of the Nisqually River fisheries resources and the salmon have been not only the mainstream of their diet, but a foundation of their culture as well. The Nisqually Tribe has built a national reputation for environmental stewardship programs that protect and enhance the natural environment. Programs that protect and enhance the wellness and cultural traditions of the Nisqually people are also strong. The Nisqually Behavioral Health staff support community members in developing self-esteem, self-respect, and family harmony. Behavioral and mental health programs, chemical dependency and problem gambling services are enhanced throughout the year with engagement in community and cultural activities that support health and wellness for elders, youth, and more, such as Canoe Journey, Huckleberry Camp, and this Four Directions conference.