Presentation on theme: "Cooperative Extension, Community Education, and Tribal Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 Cooperative Extension, Community Education, and Tribal Training
2 Programs Traditional Plants and Foods Financial Literacy Cultural Arts Youth DevelopmentContinuing EducationTribal Museum StudiesVocational TrainingTribal Business EducationLearning Skills EnhancementWorkFirstChemical Dependency Studies
3 Weavers Teaching Weavers & Art Market NA Women & Girls, Men & Boys NWIC Cooperative Extension 2010 Organizational Chart and Credit OfferingsSites: Lummi, Muckleshoot Health & Wellness Ctr., NW Indian Treatment Center; Port Gamble S’Klallam, regional Plants Gatherings (every 2 mos.)Chemical Dependency Certificate Program21 credits offered/yrWeavers Teaching Weavers & Art MarketPartners: NNABA, Whatcom MuseumNA Women & Girls, Men & Boys1 FT Programs CoordinatorUSDA EndowmentWorkFirst, Youth Build, Zenith Maritime, Lummi Water and Sewer, Youth Build* pending/in processPartners: Lummi CDFI, Ventures, LETC, TANF, Lummi Housing, Swinomish Housing, Muckleshoot Health & Wellness Ctr.; 1000 Facebook Friends!Casino Exec. Certificate(phasing out)Nisqually Aquatic Tech Certificate *Partners: NW Indian Treatment Center, Lummi Youth Build, McKenzie ROC, WSUPNW Basketry Classes WTWCREDIT/CEUs:Consumer Math (1) *100 Ton Master Cert.#80 Credits per qtr.Tribal Museum Studies Certificate Program10-15 credits offered/yrBurke Museum, Wing Luke Museum, Tulalip Cultural Dept. (Hank and Inez Bill)Holiday Art MarketPlants ClassesCooking ClassesAnnual Harvest Celebration and Fall Food FairUSDA/NIFA Native Foods Nutrition CBPR Project (NWIC/WSU)Youth BuildGED credits (36 students)Lummi Water & Sewer professional development classesFinancial Literacy trainings, Train the trainers & related workshops-USDA Endowment/ USDA-NIFACooperative Extension- 1 FT DirectorTraining/Workforce Development-1 FT Staff-USDA Extension FundsConference/Continuing Education- 1 FT Staff-USDA Extension FundsFinancial Literacy- 2 FT Staff- UDA – NIFA, Foundation, Grants, CDFI Contract-USDA – NIFA, Foundation & Tribal GrantsTraditional Plants & Foods- 5 PT staff
4 Traditional Plants and Foods Diabetes Prevention Through Traditional PlantsLummi Traditional Foods ProjectTraditional Foods of Puget SoundHonor the Gift of FoodNative Foods Nutrition Project
5 Diabetes Prevention Through Traditional Plants – Vanessa Cooper Seasonal gatherings are hosted by many tribes. People learn to recognize, harvest, preserve, and use plants as foods and medicines.Mentoring activities produce more community educators.Fall harvest festivals feature traditional cooks preparing such foods as pemmican, bannock bread, seaweed salad, elk stew, razor clam chowder, hazelnut cakes, bear meat, seal oil, Douglas fir ice, Indian ice cream, and more.Our curriculum on Diabetes Prevention and Intervention Using Traditional Foods and Medicines has been taught to many tribal educators. Our book, Wild Rose and Western Red Cedar: The Gifts of the Northwest Plants was produced and distributed. Both were created by Elise Krohn, our Native Plants Specialist.
6 Lummi Traditional Foods Project – Vanessa Cooper Community-based research project to address Lummi tribal priorities toward wellness for all community members through knowledge of culture and practice of the Lummi way of life (Schelangen).We will characterize the diets of 15 Lummi families and highlight foods for lifestyle interventions.Interventions will be in the form of provision of healthy foods, healthy recipes, and educational programs that support healthy food behaviors.Findings will help us develop a health food behaviors program model that can be replicated in other tribes regionally and nationally.
7 Traditional Foods of Puget Sound – Valerie Segrest This community-based research project builds on research initiated by the UW’s Burke Museum and was inspired by requests from the Muckleshoot, Tulalip, and Suquamish tribes.We worked with tribal nutritionists, health care providers, cooks, cultural leaders, and others to identify a contemporary equivalent to a traditionally healthy Coast Salish diet.A 3-day cooks camp with 17 cooks from 10 tribes created many traditional recipes using both traditional foods and other foods that are more readily available.A booklet describing the research project and including the recipes is being produced.
8 Honor the Gift of Food – Valerie Segrest A new 3-credit class, is being piloted at the Northwest Indian College extended campus at Muckleshoot.Students will be introduced to basic nutrition principles and concepts.A special emphasis will be placed on nutritional issues in Native American communities and how to effectively transfer nutrition information into practice.Tribal traditions, customs, and beliefs will be integrated into the curriculum.This course is our first step toward our goal of adding a formal classroom education component to our program.
9 Native Foods Nutrition Project – Elise Krohn & Elizabeth Campbell This is a partnership between Northwest Indian College and the Northwest Indian Treatment Center, a 45-day inpatient program in Elma, WA with a strong traditional foods program that is centered around a traditional foods garden.Classes in traditional foods and medicines are offered to patients weekly.Family workshops are offered monthly.Support networks that include elders with knowledge of traditional foods and medicines provide support for patients when they return home.Train-the-trainer activities and ongoing support will help prepare even more people to become community educators.
10 Native Foods Nutrition Project – Elise Krohn & Elizabeth Campbell Recent Activities:It was a good season in the traditional foods garden. Patients harvested vegetables and cooked several meals in classes.Patients made medicine for the herbal pharmacy that is available to them.After harvesting several herbs in the medicine wheel garden this summer, patients learned to process dried herbs and then blend and prepare herbal teas.Lushootseed names of plants are being added to the common names and scientific names already in the gardens.
11 Financial Literacy – Sunny Guillory and Cristie James Financial Literacy core classes2-day workshopsOn average, 6-8 participants per classTANF and GA clients and other community membersOne-on-one follow-up after completion of classIndividual plansGrocery Shopping on a Fixed Budget1-day workshop with a field tripOn average, 4-6 participantsEncourage networking and sharing of ideas among participantsDifferent recipes in each class that incorporate healthy, quick, low-cost meals for families
12 Financial Literacy – Sunny Guillory and Cristie James Holiday Budgeting2-hour workshops offered in both the morning and afternoonOn average, participantsReview family budgets and holiday budgeting worksheetPlanning / budgeting for holiday mealsMake & Take: quick, easy, inexpensive, and nice gifts for family and friendsUpcoming ClassesPathways to Home OwnershipCredit Counseling / Credit RepairSavings Clubs / Peer Support
13 Financial Literacy – Sunny Guillory and Cristie James PartnershipsSwinomish Housing AuthorityUnited Indians of All TribesLummi VenturesLummi CDFILummi Youth BuildFuture PartnershipsLummi Housing AuthorityMuckleshoot Health & WellnessLummi Nation SchoolsIndividual Development Accounts (IDAs)SWINOMISH INDIANTRIBAL COMMUNITY
14 Cultural Arts – Ruth Solomon & Lora Boome 7th Annual Weavers Teaching Weavers Gathering, Wexliem Community Building at Lummi, April 14-16, 2010Native Art Market and Demonstration Day at Whatcom Museum of History and Art, April 17, 2010.Holiday Art Market, at NWIC Log Building, Dec. 5-6, 2009
15 Youth Development – Ruth Solomon & Lora Boome Native American Women & Girls ConferenceRetreat for Native American Men & Boys3rd week in August, Camp Huston, Gold Bar, WA100+ participants – over half are children or youthIntergenerational bonding and nurturing cultural identity help youth raise their self-esteem, increase their knowledge and study skills, and reduce their likelihood of engaging in harmful behaviors.
16 Continuing Education – Ruth Solomon & Lora Boome 2009 events where we registered participants for Continuing Education Units (CEUs):WSIEA Quinault, April 2Economic Prosperity Squaxin Island, April 27Service Learning NWIC, May 6Economic Silver Reef Casino, May 22Natural Hazard Awareness NWIC, June 10Native Plant Stillaguamish, June 24Tribal Healing Wellness Chehalis, Sept 9Cultural Resource Planning Suquamish, Sept 28NNABA Chehalis, Oct 2Domestic Wexliem, Oct 21TERO Fife, Nov 10
17 Youth Build - Lora Boome Consists of 37 youth ages 16-24Provides opportunities for them to gain knowledge on:leadership developmentoccupational trainingwork experiencephysical fitnesstraditional knowledgeIn partnership with Lummi Systems of Care, Lora has been going to Youth Build , Mondays and Thursdays to educate the youth on traditional plants.She is using the Diabetes Prevention curriculum.There are actually a few youth that have some knowledge about plants from their Elders.“It’s a good experience to work with the youth. I enjoy watching them grow and expand their skills that I know they are capable of,” (Lora Boome).
18 Tribal Museum StudiesA new program initiated in 2009 at the request of tribal museum professionals.Providing professional development for tribal museum staff.The long term plan is to incorporate these and other museum courses into a four-year degree in Native American Studies.
19 Tribal Museum Studies TRIBAL MUSEUM COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT This course was taught by Megon Noble at the Burke Museum during Spring Quarter, 2009 to 13 students from several different tribes.TMSD creditsTRIBAL MUSEUM ADMINISTRATIONThis course was taught by Marilyn Jones at the Suquamish Museum during Fall Quarter to six students.TMSD creditsTRIBAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS & EDUCATIONThis course will be offered Spring Quarter 2010 at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA.TMSD credits
20 Vocational Training – Nadeen Jimmy Responding to requests from tribes for a broad range of trainingLummi Water & Sewer TrainingStarts November 16, 2009Swinomish – Excel TrainingTulalip – 100-ton Master TrainingTulalip – Geoduck Diving / HarvestingNisqually – Aquatic EnterprisesLushootseed Research Conference
21 What are clients asking for in business education? Tribal Business Education – Frank CornettWhat are clients asking for in business education?Degrees rather than certificatesGaming Management EducationHospitality Management TrainingTribal Enterprise ManagementCertifications in SupervisionManagement TrainingMarketingEntrepreneurshipAccounting classes (Excel)
22 WorkFirst – Wendy Davis We received the highest ranking of all Washington colleges that met the performance requirements for the first quarter inWorkFirst provides:Customized Job Skills Training programs designed to meet the needs of local employersBasic skills educationLife Skills workshopsJob Placement and Post Employment ServicesResource support for students in needEmotional support and encouragementWork-study positionsJob Skills Programs We Can Pay ForComputer Maintenance and Repair, Web Design, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Office Professions, Business Management, Construction Trades, Welding / Pipefitting / Blueprint Reading, Degree Completion
23 Chemical Dependency Studies A partnership between Northwest Indian College & Northwest Indian Treatment Center, a program of the Squaxin Island TribeEmphasizes Traditional Ways of KnowingCourses leading to certification and re-certification for chemical dependency counselors are taught by Jami Tisdale and Mike Tisdale at the Northwest Indian Treatment Center in ElmaWe are exploring an opportunity to offer courses through Spokane’s NATIVE Project
24 Chemical Dependency Studies Class Schedule Fall Quarter 2009HUMS 120: Survey of Chemical DependencySeptember & Jami TisdaleHUMS 130: Pharmacology of the Substances of AbuseOctober 9-11 & Mike TisdaleHUMS 223: Chemical Dependency Assessment and TreatmentNovember 6-8 & Jami TisdaleWinter Quarter 2010HUMS 210: Group FacilitationDecember 4-6 & Mike TisdaleHUMS 160: Chemical Dependency Case ManagementFebruary & Jami TisdaleSpring Quarter 2010HUMS 170: Chemical Dependency Individual CounselingMarch & April Mike TisdaleHUMS 275: Relapse PreventionApril & April 30-May 1 - Jami TisdaleHums 230: Chemical Dependency & the FamilyMay & Mike Tisdale
25 Earned Income Potential Potential Opportunities to Generate Earned Income to Support Ongoing and Expanded Programming:Fees for services (e.g., Financial Literacy training; Casino Executive Management training; train-the-trainer events; etc.)Product sales (e.g., curricula; training books / videos; retail products generated through program activities; etc.)Steps to be Undertaken:Market AnalysisFeasibility StudyBusiness Plan$$$$
26 FundersU.S. Dept. of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE)National Endowment of the ArtsWashington Health FoundationFirst Nations Development InstitutePotlatch FundTulalip TribesMuckleshoot Indian TribeLummi NationPort Gamble S’Klallam TribeSquaxin Island TribeSwinomish Housing AuthorityLummi Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)Lummi Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)Women’s Funding AllianceHarvest FoundationJeffris Wood FoundationU.S. Bank FoundationWashington Sea Grant
27 Mission of NWIC Office of Cooperative Extension To promote self-sufficiency and wellness forindigenous people through culturallygrounded, multi-generational, andholistic programs
28 Contact Us Department Staff Susan Given-Seymour, Director of Community Education and Outreach(360) ,Sunny Guillory, Financial Literacy Program Coordinator(360) ,Cristie James, Financial Literacy TrainerRuth Solomon, Continuing Ed. Program Coordinator(360) ,Elise Krohn, Native Plant Educator(360) ,Vanessa Cooper, Traditional Plant Program Coordinator(360) ,Tami Chock, Program Support