Port Gamble S’Klallam and Suquamish Tribes

“Longhouse at Night” Joseph Price, S’Klallam


Northwest Indian College is part of the Port Gamble S’Klallam community. The College offers a variety of educational programs to meet academic, vocational and cultural needs. The NWIC Extended Campus brings those programs conveniently into the North Kitsap community.

At our site, we are pleased to offer Bachelor of Science in Native Environmental Science and Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies Leadership.  Via telecourse, we support the Bachelor of Arts program of Tribal Governance and Business Management. 

Our most popular associate program is the General Direct Transfer degree.  We also have the Business and Entrepreneurship, Public and Tribal Administration, Early Childhood Education, Life Sciences and Chemical Dependency Studies.

Degree Programs Offered at Port Gamble S’Klallam:

Bachelor of Arts in Tribal Governance & Business Management

Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Native Environmental Science

Associate of Arts in General Direct Transfer

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

We are a small campus, with a staff committed to excellence and knowledgeable in their area of study.  We are fortunate to have:

  • Yvonne Shevalier, MA, University of Washington, half-time Native Sciences Faculty Advisor
  • C. Joyce McClain, graduate of University of Washington
  • James Giles, MA, alumnus of Western Washington University. Over ten years of service to the PGS Site in math courses, developmental and advanced courses.
  • Colleen Almojuela, MA, Education, Pacific Oaks College, Squamish Nation, half-time Native Studies Leadership Program Faculty Advisor
  • Abby Welch, working on MA University of Idaho, BA WWU. 
  • David Fuller, MS, Idaho State University;
  • Dannette Ives, MA, The Evergreen State College, Port Gamble S’Klallam;
  • Hannah Jones, MA, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Site Instructional Tech;
  • Roger Fernandes, MA Antioch University, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Honored Story Teller;
  • Jake Sullivan, BA, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Northwest Indian College Native Studies Leadership;
  • We are extremely pleased to offer Nəxʷsƛʼayʼəmúcən & the Lushootseed Language, taught by certified teachers.
    • Randi Purser, Suquamish 
    • Karron McGrady, S’Klallam 

Welcome to our Site, on-line or in person.  We offer services to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal and Suquamish Tribal communities, as well as to the greater Kitsap County Region. We do have independent learning students from around the Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula region as well.  All are warmly welcomed here.

Francine Swift, MC, University of Washington: certified teacher, S’Klallam language, NWIC Site Manager, Port Gamble S’Klallam.

Hannah Jones, MA, University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Instructional Technician, English, HMDV, CMPS and CSOV Faculty. Hannah has also has a BA in English Literature, WWU and an AA from Edmonds Community College. She is also an award-winning author.

Caroline Redbird, NWIC Work Study Student, Port Gamble S’Klallam, 2 year student

Mellynie Ives-Griggs, NWIC Science Tutor, Port Gamble S’Klallam, 4 year student



Port Gamble S'Klallam Extended Site

31912 Little Boston Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346
Phone: (360) 297-6216
Fax: (360) 297-7097


Francine Swift Site Manager

Phone: (360) 297-6215
Fax: (360) 633-0011
E-mail: fswift@nwic.edu


Hannah Jones Instructional Technician/Faculty

Phone: (360) 297-6216
Fax: (360) 633-0011
E-mail: hmjones@nwic.edu

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