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

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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6 Mar 2017

March 9th Salish Sea Speaker Series Presents: “A Lifetime of Fishing in the Salish Sea” for Billy Frank Jr. Day

As part of the 2016-17 Salish Sea Speaker Series and the Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dana Wilson will deliver his talk, “A Lifetime of Fishing in the Salish Sea.”  This quarter, the Salish Sea Speaker is scheduled on Billy Frank, Jr. Day, in celebration of the Nisqually Tribal member and famed fishing rights activist, who earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously. This event will take place on March 9 and has...
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1 Mar 2017

NWIC to Host Saturday Science Adademy this Saturday (March 11th)

This week, Saturday Mar 11th, NWIC will be hosting the Saturday Academy once again for Native American youth 7th-12th grade.  Students will participate in hands-on learning and investigate our dynamic plant earth and the galaxy above.  This is a great opportunity to explore astronomy and how our planet is impacted by the sun, the moon and so much more! Students will be at NWIC in the morning and then attending the WWU Planetarium for an...
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