This weekend: NWIC takes on Kwantlen Polytechnic

Come out Saturday to support NWIC Eagles Basketball as the women’s and men’s teams go up against Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Both games will be held at the Lummi Nation School. The women’s game begins and 2 p.m. and men will take the court at 4 p.m.

The season began last week and so far both teams have winning records: women are 1-0 and men are 2-0.

NWIC raises $17,000 at golf fundraiser

Northwest Indian College’s 9th Annual Golf Scramble garnered $17,000 for the school’s athletic program.

Forty four golfers participated in the event this year, held Sept. 30 at the North Bellingham Golf Course in Bellingham, Wash.

NWIC Space Center joins 2012 NASA competition

Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Space Center students will go toe to toe with students in colleges and universities across the nation in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition.

On Oct. 17, Space Center advisor Gary Brandt was notified that NWIC’s proposal was accepted and his students will again get to participate in NASA’s student rocket building competition against top universities such as MIT, Vanderbilt University, Purdue University and the University of Washington.

President Crazy Bull addresses ABC’s Pine Ridge special

Many people after watching the ABC 20/20 special, “Hidden America: Children of the Plains” may be asking, “What can be done to help?” The special depicted the daily lives of young people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home of one of the poorest counties in the United States. Like ABC reporter Diane Sawyer inquired at the end of the special, you may also be wondering why American Indians even stay on their reservations.

NWIC president receives award honoring Native women leaders

Cheryl Crazy Bull, president of Northwest Indian College (NWIC), was one of four Native women in the Northwest region honored with an Enduring Spirit Award at the 8th Annual Native Women’s Leadership Forum. The event was hosted by the Squaxin Island Tribe at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash., Sept. 27.

The conference, which celebrates extraordinary achievements by Native women, was developed by the Native Action Network. The Network was inspired by the founding members of the American Indian Women’s Service League, who recognized the social issues Native people would face due to the federal government’s passage of the Indian Relocation Act in the early 1950s.

NWIC student Jeff James' interview with American Indian College Fund

"American Indian College Fund scholar Jeff (Lummi) is working as an intern this summer with the Lummi tribe’s natural resources department. In June 2010 James completed his associate’s degree in applied science at Northwest Indian College’s main campus. He’s currently a year and a half away from attaining his bachelor’s degree in environmental science. James hopes to use his knowledge and degree to pursue graduate work, and is considering both law and marine biology."

NWIC Golf Scramble Friday, September 30th

Come join us for a day of golf on Friday, September 30th at the North Bellingham Golf Course.  We have a variety of great prizes and raffle items.  All proceeds go toward student scholarships and athletic programming.  We are still looking for sponsors and donations.  Individual golfers are welcome too! If you want to sponsor a team, please contact us as soon as possible.  For more information contact: 

Tsoniki Crazy Bull, Development Office at 392-4217 or Krista Mahle, Athletic Director at 392-4207.

Student Orientation September 16th; Classes begin September 19th

Student orientation is scheduled to take place on the Lummi Campus, September 16, from 10:00-3:00 pm. New students must attend and returning students are highly encouraged to attend.  For more information call or stop by the Center for Student Success.

Important Numbers

Admissions: 360-392-4269
Financial Aid/Scholarships: 360-392-4206
Student Housing: 360-392-4242

Planting Seeds for Seven Generations September 29th - 30th

The Indigenous Service Learning Program at Northwest Indian College is proud to offer a Gathering called “Planting Seeds for Seven Generations.” The gathering is scheduled to take place September 29th- 30th, 2011.  The gathering will Feature:  Grandmother Flordemayo & Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein from the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and Quese IMC - Internationally renowned Indigenous Hip Hop Artist in Concert on Thursday September 29th.

Women & Girls and Men & Boys conference

Northwest Indian College is proud to announce the Annual Native American Women & Girls AND Men & Boys conference.  This conference is for Native Americans focusing on wellness.  The conference is scheduled for August 24–26, at Camp Huston, 14725 Ley Rd, Gold Bar, Wa.