Shoalwater Services


Education and Heritage/Culture



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.


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.


The Education Department would like to say Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Click here to see the slideshow from the 2022 Grad Celebration



 Programs and/or Services

              Ike Whitish Scholarship Application

             Joey Harris Memorial Arts Scholarship

  • 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

 Scholarship Opportunities helps improve the college experience for Indigenous students and their families to help make a college education more accessible in all fields of study. Also below are several other informational and helpful sites for to help begin your academic and professional journey.

Contact Us

Jennifer Taylor, Education Director
Phone: (360) 267-8189

Quintin Swanson, Education Coordinator


Kristof Aho, Education Coordinator


Yílən ʔ ən

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