Cooperative Extension, Outreach and Community Education

_LVA7195-EditNorthwest Indian College provides a sanctuary of learning that in many ways reflect the values of the communities in which they are in. We feel proud to communicate and interact with the various tribal council governments and communities to gain a better sense of the direction that each of the communities are going.  The Cooperative Extension Office follows the education philosophy of looking within each tribes’ own culture and traditions to find solutions. Traditional knowledge and problem-solving techniques make our Extension programs accessible, appropriate and effective.

We offer community education and outreach through a variety of programs, workshops, classes and services.  To learn more click on the programs areas for more information.

Workshop Monthly Schedule- click below

Coop Ext. Schedule June 2016

News & Announcements

6 Dec 2017

NWIC Student, Mariah Holiday, is awarded the top undergraduate student presenter at the SACNAS National Conference

Congratulations Mariah Holiday!  Well done on taking the top presentation award during the SACNAS National Conference! 🙂 Letter from SACNAS Student Presentation Committee: “Dear Dr. Emma Norman (Chair of the BS-NES Program), We are writing to share with you the superb research presentation Mariah Holiday recently delivered at 2017 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the conference, our judges recognized Mariah Holiday’s work, titled “What Type of Sediment...
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29 Sep 2017

Invited! -Salish Sea Speaker Series – Larry & Ellie Kinley – October 3rd – NWIC Log Building

  Salish Sea Speaker Series Larry Chexanexwh Kinley & Ellie Tah Mahs (Solomon) Kinley Northwest Indian College Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Free Lunch Provided) Log Building, Cultural Learning Center, bldg. 7a Western Washington University Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. Academic Instructional Center West, room AW-204. Free Parking in Lot 12a Note: Huxley will host BBQ in communications lawn 4-6 Larry Chexanexwh and Ellie (Solomon) Tah Mahs Kinley...
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3 May 2017

Jay Julius on Protecting Cherry Point – Thursday May 11th (12-2pm)

The next in the series is a presentation by Lummi Tribal Council member and Fisherman, Jay Julius who will present:  #Treaty Win: Reflections on Lummi Nation’s Fight to Protect Xwe’chieXen (Cherry Point) The event will be held: Northwest Indian College, Lummi Nation Cultural Learning Center (Log Building #11) Thursday, May 11, 12 – 2 Lunch Provided All are welcome!
12 Apr 2017

Registration Now Open for the 8th Annual Lushootseed Language Conference

  Lushootseed Research presents the 8th Annual Lushootseed Language Conference Saturday, April 29th 2017 @ Seattle University (Lemieux Library) 9:00am-4:30pm   Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Parking provided if you register in advance. The Silver Could Hotel has a discount group rate for the Lushootseed Language Conference. Call them toll free at 800.590.1801 To register, please contact Christina Grendon at NWIC. Email: Phone: 360.392.4259 Registration form: Lushootseed Registration 2017
29 Mar 2017

2017 FOCUS on Children Conference: Nurturing Connections through Our Senses Staff members at the NWIC Early Learning Center recently attended the 33rd annual FOCUS on Children Conference at Bellingham Technical College, sponsored by The Northwest Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (NW AEYC), Bellingham Technical College, The Opportunity Council and Whatcom Educational Credit Union.  The theme of this year’s conference was Nurturing Connections Through Our Senses, and a the day-long conference provided numerous...
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20 Mar 2017

14th Annual Weavers Teaching Weavers Event

Northwest Indian College will host the 14th annual Weavers Teaching Weavers gathering scheduled for March 30-31st from 9:00am-4:00pm at NWIC’s Lummi campus Cultural Learning Center (Log Bldng #7A). The purpose of this event is to allow experienced Native American weavers to learn from one another and to share their techniques. Featured artists: tba. Registration Details: Pre-registration: $125/per-person; $75/per-Senior. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. ***DISCOUNT rate for participants who fill out CEU form (ask for one...
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15 Mar 2017

Northwest Indian “College Preview” – April 4th & 5th

On April 4th & 5th Northwest Indian College will host its first “College Preview” . During this two-day event, local high school students, 10th-12th grade, are welcome to come explore the NWIC campus, engage in the college admissions process, understand financial literacy and participate in fun games & hands-on activities. The event will begin at 10AM in the Center for Student Success (Bldg #17) and end around 3PM. This is a free event with lunch provided! For a...
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15 Mar 2017

The Natural World & The Law – The 12th Annual Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium to be held on May 19th-21st, 2017

Friends of the Deloria Symposium: We are on our way into 2017 very quickly.  With many changes occurring, more than ever forums like the Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium become valuable spaces to gather and work together. The NWIC Deloria website is available – from here you can REGISTER ONLINE, access discount HOTEL deals, and download the ABSTRACT PROPOSAL FORM.  This is also the website where you can check back for a draft agenda when...
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