Native American Heritage Month Profiles: Patricia Salway

Patricia Salway

Throughout Native American Heritage Month, the AFL-CIO will be profiling leaders and activists to spotlight the diverse contributions Native Americans have made to the labor movement and toward expanding the rights of working people. Today's profile features Patricia Salway of AFGE.

Patricia “Trish” Salway is a member of the Blackfeet Tribe located in Browning, Montana, outside of Glacier National Park, and her family has lived on the Blackfeet Reservation for decades. Salway also has Cree and Sioux heritage. Salway has been an employee of the Montana VA Health Care System for 22 years and a member of AFGE for the past 13 years, serving as the local’s secretary for the last six years and treasurer for the last three.