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NATIVE AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Linda Hill

Officer Linda Hill, Advisory Council Liaison, at the 2011 UW AISC Winter Powwow.


ABOUT THE COUNCIL

The Native American Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department was created in 2003, becoming one of ten such councils that work collaboratively with the police. The demographic advisory councils were born out of a need to hear directly from communities that often feel disenfranchised, alienated, or as though they do not have the same access as the majority population does to the police department.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Mutual accountability to our communities and the Council.
  • Open communication between the Council, community, and the Seattle Police Department.
  • Support and encourage Native youth and SPD to develop a healthy successful relationship.
  • Respect for each other and our identities, experiences, and diverse viewpoints.
  • Create and maintain a supportive, respectful and safe environment that facilitates relationship building, honesty, and communication.
  • Work collaboratively, beyond mutually held common stereotypes.
Image of an open quotation markThe Seattle Police Department established the Native American Advisory Council to promote mutual understanding, respect, education and communication between the Native American community and the Seattle Police Department in service to our respective communities.Image of an open quotation mark
Mission Statement of the Native American Advisory Council
 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Maggie Olsen
Program Manager
(206) 684-8672
margaret.olsen@seattle.gov

 
 
 
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