The Wanapum

Preserving the Wanapum Culture

We are proud of our relationship with The Wanapum, some of whom reside adjacent to Priest Rapids Dam. For more than 60 years, Grant PUD and the Wanapum have worked side-by-side to protect, preserve and perpetuate the natural and cultural resources of the Priest Rapids Project that are important to the Wanapum people.


The Wanapum

Brought together in the 1950s with the federal licensing of Priest Rapids and Wanapum dams, Grant PUD and the Wanapum Band of Native Americans committed to a long-lasting relationship built on mutual trust and respect. As construction on the dams began, the Wanapum stood in support of the utility. In return, the Wanapum maintain their traditional culture and religious lifestyles at their ancestral home.


29086 WA-243
Mattawa, WA 99349




Mon Thur & Fri:
8:30am - 4:30pm

Tues & Wed

Sat & Sun:
9am - 5pm


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