Indigenous Service Learning

What is Indigenous Service Learning?


Indigenous Service Learning at Northwest Indian College is based on the indigenous value of serving and caring for one another in our communities and natural world. Connections between people and place are strengthened through service, and learning is enhanced through the interconnections involving the whole person: mind, body, and spirit.

Indigenous Service Learning Projects foster reciprocal relationships between people and place: the students apply what they learn in the classroom to a real world situation as an active citizen, and the community partners have their legitimate needs met. Students undergo a learning process that comprises reflection and critical thinking that integrate the service project with the course’s outcome.

At Northwest Indian College the world is our classroom and through service we are planting the seeds of change.

For more information about Indigenous Service Learning at Northwest Indian College please contact:
Ane Berrett, Director of Service Learning   


Patrisha Lane, AmeriCorps VISTA Traditional Foods Access Coordinator