Northwest Indian College (NWIC) is beginning the process of developing our next 7-year strategic plan (2018-2025) and we are seeking input from members of Tribal communities, students and staff to help NWIC plan for the future. Guided by our mission statement: Through education, Northwest Indian College promotes Indigenous self-determination and knowledge, the purpose of the community needs survey is to identify the most important needs in the Tribal communities we serve. The results of the survey will inform the planning of the new 7-year plan, help NWIC continue to develop and strengthen programs and services, and determine resource allocation necessary to achieve our strategic plan and fulfill our mission. Please complete the survey by July 1, 2016.
I decided to continue my education to show my children, nieces, and nephew that if I can, so can they. I chose to attend NWIC because it is so close to home. I also chose to continue my education at NWIC because of the support from staff and instructors like Laurel Ballew and Michelle Wilson. I am inspired by all of the things I have learned while attending NWIC and am proud to be one of the first students to graduate from the Muckleshoot site with a BA in the TGBM program.
NWIC gave me the opportunity to not only meet, but exceed, my goals in pursuing higher education.
I enjoy going to NWIC because of the support and opportunities that are available. For me, attending a tribal college was what was best for me. It has provided me with opportunities to network in the native community, and get the degree I want. Being part of a tribal college is important and beneficial because it allows natives, like myself, to be educated while embracing who we are as a native people.