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Chehalis Tribal Loan Fund News Julie Burnett, Executive Director: 360-709-1831 Diana Pickernell, Loan Coordinator, 360-709-1631 IDA-Savings Match Program: Do you need to open a Bank account? If you meet income guidelines, you may qualify for a We can assist you. We have a partnership savings match program with CTLF. You can use this with Sterling Bank in Oakville. You can open program for: a savings account for as little as $5.00. Plus -A Business you will get a free piggy bank from us! -A down payment on a home -Higher Education, including tuition, a computer, etc. Our Loan Products: We now offer a savings match of 4:1. So if you save $1000.00, we match it with $4000.00. You must save for Business Loans a minimum of 6 months, be employed, and be a Chehalis Debt Consolidation Tribal member. Credit Builders Home Improvement We want to assist Small Businesses The loan process can take several weeks to process once we receive all of the Do you have an idea for a small business? Do you have a required documents. Business Plan? Do you need funds for a business? Come see us at the Loan Fund. Region’s Tribes Expand Bachelor’s Degree Offerings Tulalip reservation sites, the degree involved with tribal nation building,” Lummi, Swinomish, Tulalip, “We have put a lot of effort into in Tribal Governance and Business Portervint said. “Our degrees promote the skills, values and knowledge they Management will be the frst Muckleshoot, Port Gamble S’Klallam meeting requests from the tribes bachelor’s the college has offered at can utilize for the betterment of their and Nez Perce will offer bachelor’s we serve to offer our bachelor’s those campuses. communities.” programs degrees in their communities,” NWIC President Justin Guillory said. “There At its main campus on the Lummi NWIC was approved as a Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC) is high demand in tribal communities Reservation, NWIC will offer all three baccalaureate degree granting evolution from the Lummi Indian throughout the U.S. for four-year bachelor’s degrees. institution in 2010 and, in addition to School of Aquaculture to a college degrees. Education, sovereignty and The college’s Port Gamble S’Klallam current bachelor’s degrees, the college that now offers more diverse economic prosperity are goals for site, which already offers the Bachelor is also developing a bachelor’s degree educational opportunities mirrors tribes, and they all go hand-in-hand.” of Science degree, will begin offering in human services, which is expected a growing nationwide demand for the bachelor’s in Tribal Governance to be completed by the 2013-2014 post-secondary education in tribal NWIC currently offers three and Business Management. academic year. NWIC degrees communities. Now, as NWIC bachelor’s degrees: a Bachelor of are approved by the Northwest celebrates 30 years of serving both Science in Native Environmental The college’s Nez Perce site in Idaho, Commission on Colleges and regional and other tribes, the college Science; a Bachelor of Arts in Native which already offers the Bachelor of Universities, which oversees regional continues to evolve and grow to meet Studies Leadership; and a Bachelor Science degree, will begin offering accreditation for 162 institutions. new demands in Indian Country. of Arts in Tribal Governance and the bachelor’s in Native Studies Business Management. Leadership. For more information on Northwest One of NWIC’s focuses in recent NWIC will continue offering the Indian College, visit www.NWIC. years has been on expanding its reach “All of our bachelor’s degrees are Bachelor of Science degree at its edu or call 360-676-2772. to more tribal communities and on designed to meet the needs of tribal Swinomish reservation campus, and providing students with the option communities, and to equip our associate degrees at all campuses, Northwest Indian College is an to obtain culturally relevant four- students with the knowledge and including Nisqually. accredited, tribally chartered year degrees without leaving their skills needed to become leaders in institution headquartered on communities. their communities and obtain family- There is high demand at all NWIC the Lummi Reservation at 2522 wage jobs,” Guillory said. sites for the bachelor’s degrees, said Kwina Road in Bellingham This fall quarter, NWIC’s growth will Bernice Portervint, NWIC’s dean of Washington, 98226, and can be continue as the college begins offering Beginning this fall quarter, the academics and distance learning. reached by phone at a variety of bachelor’s degrees at its college will offer at least one of those toll free 866-676-2772 extended campuses, located in tribal bachelor’s degrees at all but one of its “Members of the tribes we serve communities in Washington and seven campus locations: really want to help their communities by email at Idaho. At NWIC’s Muckleshoot and develop and they really want to be    Page 9
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