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TL'aneq' 2014

 Join us for the 6th Annual TL'aneq' "Gathering for a Celebration" Benefit Dinner and Cultural Arts and Experiences Auction on April 11th 2014 at the Tulalip Casino Resort in Tulalip, WA.



an art piece by Preston Singletary








Fashion Show by Native Fashion Designer Dorothy Grant




and the release of the NWIC 30th Anniversary Pendleton Blanket.







Funds raised at TL'aneq' directly support Northwest Indian College student success. Last year $120,000 was raised and dispersed through various student scholarships. NWIC Students, Staff, and the NWIC Foundation Thank the supporters of TL'aneq' 2013.

You can be apart of supporting TL'aneq' 2014 by sponsoring, attending, donating art, or telling your friends.

Our sponsorship opportunities include:

Lengesot Sponsor $5,000             Cedar Sponsor $2,5000

Includes: Table of 10                     Includes: Table of 10

Logo in Promotional Material         Name in Promotional Material


Patron Ticket $500                    Single Ticket $250

Contact Greg Masten to pledge your sponsorship today at (360) 392-4211 or GMasten@NWIC.EDU



To Donate Artwork:

Contact Mariah Dodd at (360) 392-4217 or MariahD@NWIC.EDU

We would like to have artwork for both the silent and live auction by Friday, March 28, 2014.

Remember, even your art donation is tax deductible.


Tell Your Friends!

Do you know someone who would be interested in TL'aneq'?

send them the link to our page, or forward their contact information to MariahD@NWIC.EDU and we can send them our promotional material.


Hy'shqe (Thank You) to the Supporters of TL'aneq' 2013

A lively live auction, a dynamic fashion show, cultural sharing and laughter – a lot of laughter. That’s how Greg Masten will remember Northwest Indian College’s 5th Annual TL’aneq’: Gathering for a Celebration benefit dinner and Native cultural arts and experiences auction.

“The 2013 TL’aneq’ event was a great night,” said Masten, director of NWIC’s Development Office, which organizes the event. “We were thrilled with the turnout and people had a lot of fun.”

The event, held April 12 at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, was attended by tribal and non-tribal NWIC supporters from Washington all the way down to Southern California. Together, those supporters helped raise nearly $120,000 for NWIC student scholarships. Read More...

 Our Sponsors & Artists

Tulalip Tribes              Lummi Indian Business Council             Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Judith Mich                Snoqualmie Tribe                                  The Boeing Company

Puget Sound Energy   Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation  Jamestown SK'lallam Tribe

Suquamish Tribe        Squaxin Island Tribe                              CenterPoint Group at Morgan Stanley

Bill James                   Kym Goes Behind, Tribal Images Gallery & Gifts

Dorothy Grant            Stephanie Smith                                   Justin Finkbonner

Gaylene Gobert          Steven Charlie                                     Dennis Allen

Peter Boome              Leah Gobert

Endowments & Scholarships 

Being a part of the wonderful work we do here at Northwest Indian College is like receiving a gift throughout the year. We welcome any amount of donations in the form of cash, checks, legacy or planned giving opportunities or whatever you want to do to help make dreams come true for so many people.

We have the following Established Endowments and Scholarship programs:

  • Billy Frank Jr. Natural Resources Endowment
  • The Cultural Arts Endowment Institutional Operating Endowment
  • Maintenance Endowments for New Campus Buildings
  • Roselie Long Endowed Chair for Teacher Education
  • US Department of Education Challenge Endowment Match Program
  • Robert Lorence Science and Scholar Program
  • NWIC Endowment

Or you may donate to the scholarships of your choice, they include:

  • Forrest "Dutch" & Florence Kinley Memorial Scholarship
  • Lummi Nation Higher Education Scholarship
  • NWIC/Western Washington University Alumni Scholarship
  • Roselie and Sam Long Endowed Scholarship for Professional Programs
  • Xay-e-be-litse, Julie Ann Edwards Memorial
  • Mac C. Oreiro Memorial
  • Valerie and Jewell James Memorial Scholarship
  • Student Assistance Fund

NWIC Foundation Honors Lummi Nation

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of NWIC and Foundation Board Secretary along with Larry Kinley, President of the Northwest Indian College Foundation honored the Lummi Nation at the NWIC Commencement Ceremony on June 17, 2011 for their many years of support.

On behalf of the students, staff and NWIC Foundation Cheryl and Larry presented a beautiful cedar paddle by Alfred Charles to Cliff Cultee, Chairman of the Lummi Tribal Council.

Commencement Ceremony

Northwest Indian College Board of Trustees Chair Kristin Kinley and NWIC Foundation Board Member Julie Johnson congratulate NWIC graduate at Commencement Ceremony held Friday, June 17, 2011.

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