May 8, 2019 / Brian Flores / Q13 Fox

Northwest Indian College the only tribal college in the PNW

There are 37 tribal colleges in the country, but only one caters to Native Americans in the northwest. It’s located about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, on the Lummi Indian reservation. It’s where students come to learn, but to also know more about themselves. “It’s vital. It’s vital to the future generations that we get an education,” said student Estebon Hayes. Northwest Indian College is the only tribal college that serves Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Its main campus is in Bellingham, but it has seven other locations throughout the state. Read full article here: Northwest Indian College the only tribal college in the PNW

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