Serving the Port Gamble S'Klallam and Suquamish Tribes

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 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 degree 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.

We are a small campus, with a staff committed to excellence and knowledgeable in their area of study.  We have C. Joyce McClain, a graduate of University of Washington, our half-time science instructor.  Our math/econ/com instructor of over ten years teaching at our site, James Giles, alumnus of Western Washington University. We want to have quality instruction with outstanding outcomes for our students.  Our adjunct faculty are local tribal members.  Colleen Almojuela, MA, Education, Pacific Oaks College, Squamish Nation; Miranda Belarde-Lewis, PhD, Information Science, University of Washington, Pueblo of Zuni; Adam Fuller, MA, New York University; 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.

We are extremely pleased to offer the Lushootseed Language, taught by certified teacher, Ralena Maloney, Suquamish and S'Klallam Language, taught by certified teacher, Karron McGrady, Port Gamble S'Klallam.  We are fortunate to have Mary Jones, NWIC alumnus pursuing BA @ Oregon State University teaching gathering and basketry, Port Gamble S'Klallam.  In fall 2014, Gene Jones Sr. will be joining the faculty to teach a design course in the fall, a tool-making course in the winter and a carving course in the spring.

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.


Registration open at Site Office June 23-July 3

Summer classes and Fall class registration, COMPASS testing and Site Manger assistance will be available from June 23-July 3. 

Science Instructor will be supervising internships, reorganizing work space and can register BSNES students for courses. 

Francine is going on annual leave July 4 and returning to work on July 23.  Please plan accordingly.  You can access class offerings for Fall on-line and print out your JICS unofficial transcripts to work on registration when the office opens again.

Salmon Ceremony-Lummi Nation

On May 22, the PGST site Student Activities leader, Forrest Holtyn is organizing travel to Lummi Nation for the Lummi Salmon Ceremony.  Limited seats are available, the trip is funded by the student activities funds.  Call 297-6215 (Francine) or 297-6216 (Rob).

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