By Kapiolani A. Laronal, NWIC Extended Site Coordinator
Northwest Indian College recently launched its Nisqually Extended Site webpage to better serve the Nisqually Indian Tribal Community. The page will help answer questions about services and programming provided at the site, and provide important contact information.
In following the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s mission of perpetuating our home and our culture by helping our people thrive, Northwest Indian College (NWIC) students at Nisqually are encouraged to develop themselves and discover ways to contribute to our communities and families. They learn ways to understand and support the educational goals of the Nisqually Indian Tribal Community, especially by improving the lives and wellbeing of tribal members through social and cultural programs, education, economic development and resource protection.
NWIC brings programs conveniently into the Nisqually community, offering a variety of educational programs to meet academic, vocational and cultural needs.
Programs, classes and services offered at NWIC’s Nisqually site include:
- Early Childhood Education Associate’s Degree (2-Year Program)
- General Direct Transfer Associate’s Degree (2-Year Program)
- A wide range of classes, including English, Math, Chemical Dependency, Communications, Carving and Traditional Plants
- NWIC student-led study circle, to provide academic, spiritual and cultural support
- NWIC works closely with the library and Nisqually Education programs to build a strong support network of resources not only for students, but also for their family members
The Nisqually site also partners with the Nisqually Community Garden during the summer to provide traditional plants and foods classes, which are offered as Continuing Education Unit courses.
Other programs and activities are closely tied with Nisqually Education and the library to streamline services offered to students, families and community members.
With completion of the new Northwest Indian College Nisqually Campus webpage, accessing information and announcements will be much easier. Combined with the recent NisquallyWave launch for community Internet access, this is a timely transition.
Now existing students and prospective students have greater access to educational tools and opportunities that NWIC has to offer. Look for the site to be constantly updated in the future.
The website may be found at www.nwic.edu/group/nisqually.
Northwest Indian College is an accredited, tribally chartered institution headquartered on the Lummi Reservation at 2522 Kwina Road in Bellingham Wash., 98226, and can be reached by phone at (866) 676-2772 or by email at email@example.com.