Students Thank American Indian College Fund

More than 6,000 scholarships were awarded to hard working Native American college students through the American Indian Scholarship Fund.  Here is a link to a thank you video from a few of those students.  Please watch!

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New Supervisor at the NWIC Early Learning Center!

Fall is here, students are settling into their class schedules and the sounds of children fill the rooms at the NWIC Early Learning Center.  Shelley Macy, NWIC Early Childhood Education Coordinator and Faculty, is the new ELC Supervisor for the department's manager. Shelley has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years.

HUD Awards $800,000 to Northwest Indian College!

We are pleased to announce that Northwest Indian College was awarded $800,000 through the HUD Tribal Colleges and Universities Program.  Northwest Indian College intends to use the HUD grant to build a new NWIC library/information services (IS) center which will replace the campus’s cramped current structure built in the 1930s.

I am Northwest Indian College!

 "I am Northwest Indian College" is a one minute video  produced by Longhouse Media.  Longhouse media interviewed students who shared their thoughts on NWIC to create this public service announcement.  To view the video on Youtube click on the link below.

I am Northwest Indian College

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President Crazy Bull announces NWIC's accreditation

"I am pleased to announce that we have received our notification from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities granting accreditation to Northwest Indian College at the baccalaureate level and reaffirming our associate degree level accreditation.  The bachelor’s degree accreditation is effective September 1, 2008.  This is the normal process associated with our prior candidacy.

Northwest Indian College announces the Embry American Indian Women's Leadership Project

In collaboration with the American Indian College Fund, Northwest Indian College is part of a project that will support a cohort of American Indian women students at six tribal colleges to participate in a four-year leadership and scholarship program. The Embry American Women's Leadership Project will fund 20 students from the selected six colleges,


Selected participants will:

1) Receive a $5,000 annual scholarship renewable for up to four years;

2) Attend an annual 2-day retreat (all expenses paid) and meet other program participants;

Northwest Indian College receives First Nations' grant toward preserving Lummi cultural knowledge

The Northwest Indian College recently received a $19,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the NWIC’s Preserving Cultural Knowledge through Multi-Generational Interviews project.


NWIC celebrated Center for Student Success Grand Opening

Northwest Indian College celebrated the grand opening of the Center for Student Success on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lummi Campus, 2522 Kwina Rd., near Bellingham.

NWIC's Tribal Museum Studies Program featured in UW newsletter

Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension's Tribal Museum Studies Program was featured in the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences' April newsletter. To read the full feature, click here.


NWIC establishes Center for Health to address Tribal communities’ health disparities

In response to the persistent disparities in Tribal representation in health research, education and professionals, the Northwest Indian College has established the Northwest Indian College Center for Health.

The Northwest Indian College Center for Health (NWICCH) will pursue multi-faceted educational responses to the long-standing health disparities in our Tribal communities. This response will include research supporting health education and services, development of culturally relevant research, curriculum and publications, and continued Tribal “ownership” of Native research and data.

The foundation of NWICCH’s projects will rest in Community-Based Participatory Research, ensuring all research is rooted in the needs of the communities, engaging communities and serving communities. The research projects will be conducted with consensus and collaboration of Tribal communities, further supported through additional partnerships with the Northwest Washington Indian Health Board and its member tribes.