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 Oct 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

Indigenous Peoples’ Day honors our Peoples, Nations, Relations, Places, Love, Languages, Landscapes, and Seascapes… through action and commemoration of our shared histories and living cultures, in friendship and solidarity. Despite the distance, and even though it may be dangerous to gather together in person; we may still find community. Come join as we welcome each other, share some good words and stories, and build community. 9:00 AM Gathering and Welcome 10:00 AM Panel | Honor....
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11 Mar 2020

NWIC Initial Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The College has taken precautionary measures to protect and prepare for the impact related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All classes were cancelled, Wednesday March 11, to allow time for a mandatory precautionary all-staff and faculty training and updates to prepare for a possible closure.  This training included Canvas, Zoom, and Office 365 in case of an outbreak in order to implement a practice of “social distancing,” in case of a campus closure to mitigate service/class...
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21 May 2019

Northwest Indian College Eagles Basketball Team Wins AIHEC Division II Championship

The Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Eagles team traveled to Crow Agency, MT late March to the 2019 American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Basketball Tournament hosted by Little Bighorn College in Crow Agency, Montana. The Eagles walked away with a Division II Championship title! NWIC played teams such as Leech Lake Tribal College (Minnesota), Muscogee College (Oklahoma), Salish Kootenai College (Montana), and Fort Peck(Montana). Congratulations to NWIC students Samuel Marqueda, Tlingit, and Gavin Carlos,Tohono O’odham...
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18 Apr 2019

14th Annual Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium

  Theme for 14th Annual Symposium: This years’ theme relates to moving away from the idea of managing “resources” and towards honoring relatives. The title is: Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ (All my relatives) Moving from resources toward reciprocity, respect, responsibility, and resistance. These are all based on the ideas in Vines’ work “Spirit & Reason” and “The World We Used To Live In”. Our poster designed by DAKO.5TUDiOS illustrates what the Lummi Nation did for their relative...
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12 Mar 2019

16th Annual Weavers Teaching Weavers

  Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension Presents: The 16th Annual Weavers Teaching Weavers will take place on March 29-30 9AM – 4PM at the Lummi Te’ti’sen Center (4920 RURAL AVE, FERNDALE, WA 98248) Agenda: March 29 Lummi Te’ti’sen Center 07:15am – 8:30am | Continental Breakfast 08:30am – 9:00am | Opening Prayer & Welcome 09:00am – 4:00pm | Weavers Teaching Weavers 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Lunch 4:00pm | Closing Prayer March 30 Lummi Te’ti’sen Center  07:30 am to 8:00 am | Continental Breakfast...
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28 Feb 2019

NWIC Delegation Goes to AIHEC 2019 Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.

In February, Northwest Indian College was among 37 Tribal colleges in the US to attend the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) 2019 Annual Legislative Summit. The NWIC delegation included the college president, two NWIC staff, four students, and an NWIC board of trustees representative.   During plenary session, the delegations got to listen to the first Native American women elected to congress, Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland talk about their journey to congress, and...
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