Shoalwater Services

Education

Education and Heritage/Culture

Missions

Education

It is the mission of the Shoalwater Bay Native Education Department and Education Committee to provide our members with the highest quality educational opportunities possible. The Education Department and Committee strives to deliver services to all members fairly and equitably.

Heritage/Culture

To preserve, protect, and promote the heritage and history of the collective members of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe and to actively promote and facilitate the ability of the tribe to engage in cultural activities. This is done through historical research and archiving, resurrection of cultural practices and promotion of living cultural practices.

The department actively works with the Shoalwater Bay Youth Program, Tribal Community and other groups at the Federal, State, and local levels.

Programs and/or Services

  • Higher Education Scholarships
       Higher Education Policy 
      
    Higher Education Application Packet (must be printed)
     
      Continuing Student Scholarship Application Packet (must be printed)
  • After School Program
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Tutoring
  • Cultural Education (focused on the traditional arts and life-ways of the ancestors of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe)
  • Annual Cultural Fair
  • Site Protection
  • Language Preservation
  • Archiving (of artifacts, historic documents, recordings and photographs)
  • Educational and Cultural Services to individuals, schools, institutions, and Governments

Contact Us

Tony A. Johnson, Education Program Manager
Phone: (360) 267-8212

Jennifer Taylor, Youth Development Specialist
Phone: (360) 267-8189

Earl Davis, Heritage and Cultural Coordinator
Phone: (360) 267-8184

Yílən ʔ ən

Yílən ʔ ən means “help someone or give help” in our native language and is pronounced “yee-lah uhn.”