Native American Student Program
Photo: Former Miss Warm Springs, Thyreicia Simtustus, Michelle Cary, Former Native American Program Coordinator, and Feliciana Conner, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla tribal member, at the 2018 Native American Heritage Month Celebration
Our purpose is to help ensure a successful college experience for Native American students. We provide support services, culturally enriching activities, academic advising and registration assistance. Another function of the Native American Program (NAP) is to bring forth concerns and recommendations and act upon them to foster a welcoming and positive learning environment. In addition the program works to increase understanding of Native American issues both on campus and beyond.
Help students achieve their academic goals.
Salmon Bake will be Saturday, May13, 2023 on the Bend campus.
Speakers, activities, and event videos.
Summer Training to Revive Indigenous Vision and Empowerment.
Native American Program Coordinator
Jeremiah Rector firstname.lastname@example.org
Coats Campus Center, Room 106B
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way Bend, OR 97703
Native American Service Award
This award is funded through a private endowment devoted to helping Native Americans successfully achieve their educational goals. The award is available to students who are actively involved in the First Nations Student Union program and/or their community. If you think you are eligible for this Service Award please download the application and the volunteer form.
First Nations Student Union Scholarship
The FNSU Club has a one-time $500 scholarship available for COCC students in their last term. Students must have been actively involved in the FNSU Club, have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA and write an essay.
Support for Central Oregon Native American Communities
There are many ways to learn about and support our tribal communities in present-day Central Oregon. Here are a few ideas for action:
- Visit warmsprings-nsn.gov.
- Take a trip to the Museum at Warm Springs.
- Check out the Warm Springs Community Action Team, dedicated to helping people build financial independence and small businesses in Warm Springs. Make a donation.
- Support local Indigenous-owned businesses. For example, Sakari Farms. (Check out this directory from American Indian Foods to find additional producers throughout the country.)
- Support local Indigenous artists. Shop at the store Tananáwit in Warm Springs for Indigenous-made art and products, or donate to their artist collective in support of their work.
- Read, listen to, and watch media created by Indigenous people. For example, purchase or borrow Legends of the Northern Paiute as told by Wilson Wewa; and listen to Native American flute music by James Edmund Greeley.
- Support the Helpers by volunteering or making a donation.
- Donate to the Chúush Fund to directly benefit the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as they work to restore their access and infrastructure for clean water.
- Donate to the CRÍID Foundation, whose mission to preserve, share and advance Columbia River Indian customs and culture.
- Help Native American students achieve their academic goals by donating to the First Nations Student Union Scholarship.
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