NWRESD Title VII Indian Education
5825 NE Ray Circle Hillsboro, Or 97124
Phone: (503) 614-1442 or 1-888-990-7500 ext442
Regional The NWRESD Title VII Indian Education program
goal is to improve the level of success American Indian /
Alaskan Native students and their families experience in
Education the public school system. The 2006 2007 Academic
objective is Reading. In order to assist your student with
Glenn & Viola Walters their initial academic needs we must have a copy of your
Cultural Arts Center
student’s progress/ report card. After school Academic
527 E Main Street,
Hillsboro support is provided by many of our wonderful community
partners we have located throughout many of our counties.
Academic support in reading will also be available in
Choker & Necklace Columbia County starting in November. We look forward
to serving you and your students with academic support,
curriculum components and cultural programming. Please
10/16—10/30 contact the Title VII Indian Education office to set up a
6:30-8:30pm time to discuss your child's educational needs.
Thank you and welcome back to school!
available on a first come
first serve basis.
Contact the Noella Red Hawk, Facilitator
Title VII office for more
Forest Grove, Oregon
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I would like to recognize the many valuable contributions that volunteers have made to the
NWRESD Title VII Indian Education program the past three years.
There are two in particular who have given generously of their time and talents. If it were not for the hard
work and tireless efforts of these dedicated volunteers, there would be no program.
They are last year’s officer Shane Red Hawk, Chairman and Technology support Sam Ketcham.
I believe I speak for all the students, parents and district staff when I say Wopila Tanka!!!
We appreciate you time, talent and willingness to give of your self.
Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have given generously of their time and talents in the past!
This program is successful because of you!
September 18, 2006
Dear Washington, Tillamook, Clatsop and Columbia County families:
My past three years as the NWRESD Title VII Indian Education Facilitator, has been very challenging
and rewarding. Title VII has seen many changes over the past three years but along with change comes
I will be resigning my responsibilities as Facilitator, effective November 9, 2006.
I will be leaving with an incredible amount of experience and relationships that I will cherish. I realize
that hiring for this position may be difficult. I am willing to assist the new Facilitator in learning about
our programs and to make this transition a smooth one.
I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Title VII Indian Education; I wish the program
continued success and growth.
Noella Red Hawk, Title VII Indian Education Facilitator
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Native American book of “NEW” Native American Film
the month Edge of America
Walking with Grandfathers this upbeat feature follows a girls' high school basketball
team as they learn how to win
By Joseph Marshall
Recommended reading grades 6th
Indian Education Communication
Delicious Native American food recipes: NWRESD Title VII Indian Education is eagerly trying to
improve communication with our Native families and
schools. If you or someone you know would like to
Choke Cherry Pudding receive up to the minute e-mail information about
scholarships, camp, internship or job opportunities
please call 503-614-1442
Lightly wash the chokecherries.
Put the lightly washed chokecherries in a pot with
some water and boil them. Native style
Now mash them.
Native Native Radio
Add sugar to taste. Television programs:
Add as much flour as you need to make it like a
slightly runny pudding. 90.7 Indian World
Native Nations Alternate Thursdays
Variations: You can put the chokecherries through 1:30 – 3:00pm
3rd Thursday monthly Native culture/music
a meat grinder to chop up the seeds. 6:00pm, Channel 11
Also, you can do is strain the seeds out after the 90.7 Mitakuye Oyasin
3rd Saturday monthly
chokecherries are boiled. I have found this is the 4:00pm, Channel 11 Alternate Thursday
easiest on my teeth. Native issues and 1:30 – 3:00pm
culture. Native culture/music
September 20,1928 - The first sun dance since it was
prohibited in the 1880’s was performed on the
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Title VII Indian Education has many community partners available in your area for
academic support. Please check the homework helper listing for your area or call the
Title VII Indian Education Office
Connect Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club
Monday/Friday 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
School – to –Work Program No school day: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
The connect program is for 16-21 year olds who meet 560 SE 3rd Ave. Hillsboro, OR
low-income guidelines, are high school dropouts or 503-640-4558
graduates and live in
Washington County. One time membership $5.00 for the family
We’ll pay for your GED test, Open to any youth between the ages of 6-18
Self-paced GED classes and tutoring. Free meals
Earn credits towards your diploma provided 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Paid work experiences/Internships
Work readiness training: resumes, cover and thank Free bus transportation
you letters. available from Eastwood, Mooberry,McKinley, Minter
Job searching Bridge, Peter Boscow, W.L.Henry, Imlay, Patterson
Computer and typing skills Activities include: Art, Sports, game room, teen room,
Life skill classes learning center, homework help, special programs and
Gift cards $$$ for completing much more!
Support services: bus pass, clothing. Money for
For more information please contact
email@example.com Are you Native American or do you
Phone 503-844-1011 know any students who’s in
K – 12 that can be identified as
There is no blood quantum
Indian Education will be teaming up with community colleges in requirement or tribal enrollment
your area to provide English/Language arts support for students needed. The student must know the
grades 3,5,8 & 10. All students name of the Tribe, which he or she is
participating in this program must complete the descended from. For more
referral process. Contact the Indian Education office for more information, call Title VII Indian
information Education (503)614-1442
“Lets work together so we can
rebuild a nation!”
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Native American Parent provides support and
encouragement to those parenting Native children with
disabilities or learning challenges
Find out about camps, classes, culture and recreation for
Family Services kids and families. Many discount and free fun.
For more information call Christina Bruno at
NARA Health Clinic 503-230-9785 503-666 –1740
Chemawa Clinic/Dental 800-452-7823
The Beaverton School
NARA Tobacco Program 503-236-3269 District Closet
Native American Cancer Patients 503-245-2253
The Clothes Closet is operated by volunteers from the school
• Indian Health Services: district's parent groups and Beaverton community to provide free
http://www.ihs.gov/ clothing for students in grades K-12 families with limited income.
Phone: 503-326-2020 Students can visit the Clothes Closet two times per school year. An
admit slip is required. Admit slips are available from the school
• National Indian Child Welfare Associa- office. Donations of clean, attractive, school-appropriate clothing
tion (NICWA) such as warm jackets, sweatshirts, mittens and jeans are always
http://www.nicwa.org needed. Donations can be made on Wednesdays between 10 a.m.
503-222-4044 and 4 p.m. We also accept financial contributions. Make checks
payable to the Clothes Closet and mail to 16550 SW Merlo Road,
Native American Program Legal Aid Beaverton, OR 97006. If you are interested in volunteering or
Services of Oregon (NAPOLS) donating to the Clothes Closet, please contact Johanna Shrout,
www.lanecountylegalservices.org/Portland Beaverton School District Volunteer Services,
503-223-9483 503-591-4443 for further information, or e-mail her at
Native American Rehabilitation
Tualatin Resource Center
http://www2.ihs.gov/PortlandAO/about/nara.asp Located on the Tualatin Elementary School
19945 SW Boones Ferry Road
• Northwest Indian Veterans Association Tualatin, OR 97062
(NIVA) http://www.atnitribes.org/ (503) 691-9008
veteran.html Fax (503) 692-9881
Phone 1-800-949-1004 Ext. 33413 Hours: 8 am-12 pm M-Th
Free emergency dental care for children
• Native American Youth Association who qualify in the Tigard-Tualatin School
5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland District
503-288-8177 As scheduled at individual schools
www.nayapdx.org Contact TRC for dates, locations and
This program matches IEP Partners with parents wanting support at their child’s IEP meetings. IEP Partners
model parent/professional partnerships and collaboration. There is no cost for this service. Parents of
Native children with IEPS can contact Christine Bruno at 503-666-1740
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Grant / opportunities
In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month
NESTLE VERY BEST IN YOUTH November 2006
PROGRAM SEEKS APPLICANTS: the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
DEADLINE NOVEMBER 1, 2006 Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland General Electric and One
The Very Best in Youth program honors Sky Center of Oregon Health Science University in recognition of
young people who have excelled in school National American Indian Heritage Month are sponsoring an essay
and who are making their community and contest for high school and college students.
world a better place. To learn more, visit
http://www.nestle-verybestinyouth.com/ Topic: "Sacred Earth" – In your own words, feel free to
vbiny/home.jspa share what this topic means to you.
Length: 450 to 500 words
Formatting: Entries should be double-spaced, typed, 12 point
Times New Roman font with one-inch margins. Papers should be well
Oregon Student Assistance organized and use correct spelling and grammar. Submittals should
Commission include a title page with their first and last name, contact
information (phone number/address) and school level (high
Available for part-time students this year
and there is no deadline for applying for Deadline: All entries must be received no later than Friday,
the grant. The majority of the scholarships Nov. 3, 2005.
administered through the Oregon Student Participants must submit a hard copy of their entry.
Assistance Commission are merit/need
based and all have a March 1st Mail entries to:
deadline. The early bird deadline is
February 15th. www.osac.state.or.us/ Bonneville Power Administration
grants.html Attn: Corrina Sutter – DKT-DITT – 2
P.O. Box 491
Vancouver, WA 98604
2007 LEWIS HINE AWARDS FOR SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH
REQUEST APPLICANTS: DEADLINE OCTOBER 25, 2006
Nominations for the Lewis Hine Awards are currently being accepted. The Lewis Hine Awards are presented annually
by the National Child Labor Committee to ten recipients for exceptional service to youth. To learn more and download
a nomination form, log onto http://www.nationalchildlabor.org/ for more information
2007 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS
REQUEST APPLICANTS: DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2006
Applications for the 12th Annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are now available. The awards seek to honor
middle and high school students across the country for outstanding volunteer service. To learn more and apply, visit
2007 100 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE COMPETITION
NOW OPEN: DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3, 2006
Sponsored by America’s Promise, the 100 Best Communities for Young People competition honors outstanding efforts
of communities to improve the well-being of young people. To learn more and apply, visit America’s Promise.
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THE 2007 HARRIS WOFFORD AWARD
Youth Service America is pleased to invite nominations for the prestigious 2007 Harris Wofford Awards, sponsored by
State Farm Companies Foundation ®. Established in 2002, the Harris Wofford Awards were created to honor former
Senator Harris Wofford - one of our nation's greatest public servants. The Awards recognize extraordinary achievements
in three categories:
YOUTH : The Youth Award will be given to one youth (ages 12 -25) who is a legal resident of the U.S. who
demonstrates exemplary commitment and action to involve his or her peers in service, youth voice, service-learning or
civic engagement activities. Youth nominees should be active in volunteering themselves, but even more so in helping to
mobilize and inspire other youth. The nominee’s activities can be focused on the local, state, or national level. The
recipient will receive a $500 award for him/herself and $500 to give to a non-profit of his or her choice to support
Award Finalists will be honored and presented with an award of recognition at the 18th Annual National Service-Learning
Conference March 28-31, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Self-nominations are permitted. Further instructions and
eligibility requirements are available at the Youth Service America website, www.YSA.org. To apply, download a
nomination application at www.YSA.org/awards. Questions? Email WoffordAwards@ysa.org. Deadline: Oct.19, 2006
The Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps
Oct 4, 2006
Hoopa TCCC is a tribal residential national service program for young
Native men and women located in Hoopa Ca. (Northern Rural California)
There is no better time than right now for you to make a difference. By
serving as an AmeriCorps *Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps member.
You can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.
We are now accepting applications for the 2006-07 class.
Application Deadline - Open until filled
Start Date - October 4, 2006
* Young Men/Women between Ages of 18-26
* Be a Federally Recognized Indian or Descendant.
* Drug & Alcohol Free upon Entry & Test Randomly Thereafter
* Reside at Hoopa TCCC Campus
* Be Able to Travel on "Projects" with TCCC for 2-4 Weeks
* Be Dedicated, Dependable, willing to put TCCC’s needs first.
*Requires an intense, ten-month and 1700 hours, full-time commitment
* Free Room and Board
* Bi-Weekly Living Allowance (Not a paycheck)
* Child Care Benefits if eligible
* $4725.00 Educational Award upon Successful Completion (to be used for
college/vocational training or pay back existing student loans)
* Travel paid to start program & upon graduation
Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps
PO Box 606
Hoopa, California 95546
Visit our Website
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Full Four-Year Scholarships for Low Income Students
Offered through QuestBridge - DUE October 1, 2006
The QuestBridge College Match offers an opportunity for outstanding low-income students to gain admission and full
four-year scholarships to some of the nation's top-ranked colleges.
High school seniors who have achieved excellent academic results in the face of economic challenges are encouraged
to apply to the College Match. The application is available on the Quest Bridge website (www.questbridge.org) and
will be due on October 1, 2006. The College will match application is free of charge.
College Match scholarships cover the following for all four years of college:
* Full cost of tuition ($22,000 - $34,000 per year, depending on the college)
* Full cost of room and board ($7,000 - $11,000 per year, depending on the college).
Quest Bridge's College Match partners include:
* Amherst College (MA), * Bowdoin College (ME), * Claremont McKenna College (CA)
* Columbia University (NY), * Oberlin College (OH), * Pomona College (CA), * Princeton University (NJ), *
Rice University (TX), * Scripps College (CA), * Stanford University (CA)
* Swarthmore College (PA), * Trinity College (CT), * Wellesley College (MA), * Wheaton College (IL), * Wil-
liams College (MA)
The College Match program pairs selected students with Quest Bridge partner schools through an early decision
process. Low-income students who are not awarded College Match scholarships can also use their Quest Bridge
applications to apply to our partner colleges for free through the regular admissions process. Last year, 46 students
secured full four-year scholarships worth over $6 million through the Quest Bridge College Match. Over 250 more
students gained acceptance and generous financial aid packages from our partner schools through the regular
admissions process on the basis of their Quest Bridge applications. In the coming months, we hope to double the
number of students who receive full scholarships through this year's College Match, and we aim to increase the
number of Quest Bridge applicants accepted through the regular admissions process to over 500. Quest Bridge is a
venture of the Quest Scholars Program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided mentorship and
leadership training to outstanding low-income students for 12 years. For more information, please visit our website at
Locating IIM Account Holders
The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) is seeking current addresses for the Individual
Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have funds to be disbursed
to the rightful owner.
If you are or you know an account holder whose whereabouts is unknown to OST, please contact OST and
provide the information below. OST will send the accountholder the required forms to update the IIM account.
Information needed to request OST forms:
Name of account holder (First, M.I., Last name)
Attn: Whereabouts Unknown Coordinator
4400 Masthead St., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
1- 888 - 678- 6836 ext 392
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Casting Call For: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
(ONDCP). A national anti-drug campaign designed to promote positive alternatives to American Indian teens. This
campaign is being produced by G & G Advertising
Campaign Type: Billboards, Posters
Broadcast Market: In and around Indian country for Billboards (Plains, Northwest, and Southwest). Poster will be
distributed to tribal schools, IHS clinics and tribal enterprises.
Who is Needed: One Native American boy age 11 -16?
One Native American girl age 11 –16 with horse riding skills.
Where/When: In and around the Portland metro area and Warm Springs, OR, October 10-11, 2006
What to Bring (if selected):
Boys: Any or all of the following items are helpful to bring: Native American regalia, baseball uniform/equipment, La
Crosse uniform/equipment, bicycle/helmet, football uniform/equipment.
What to Bring (if selected):
Girls: Any or all of the following items are helpful to bring: Native
American regalia, soccer uniform/equipment, cheerleading uniform/equipment, horse/horse riding gear, running outfit/
Payment of Services:
$500 to each individual, talent’s parent or guardian will be required to sign a talent release form. Expect to participate in
the shoot for an estimated 8 + hours or until all images are taken to photographer’s/art director’s satisfaction.
How to respond: Via Email: Please email information (availability, your location, email address and phone numbers
with best times to call, hobbies, skills, age and any other info you feel is pertinent) and current photos (please send in
jpeg format no larger than 5x7, 72 dpi) to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9/26/06.
Please join the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
As we celebrate…
Friday, September 29th, 2006
2 PM – 10 PM
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Drum Groups, Dancers, Vendors
If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in this event please contact Joe Finkbonner, Executive Director at
503-228-4185 or email@example.com.
"My children will grow up here, and I am looking ahead for their benefit, and for the
benefit of my children's children, too; and even beyond that again..."
- Sitting Bull, Lakota
Bow & Arrow Culture Club Friday Night Gatherings.
Held at the NAYA Family Center 5135 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97218. Dancing, drumming, community
gathering and announcements. Potlucks are the 1st Friday of each month. Contact Mark Laverdure at 503-807-3667 or
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There are trained volunteer Homework Helpers available after school, in
the evenings, and on weekends. Whether you need help with math, science,
writing or almost any other subject, our Homework Helpers are here for
you! Home Work Links
NWRESD Title VII Indian Education is a community partner with these
free tutoring opportunities in your community.
High School Hub
South Tillamook County Library www.highschoolhub.org/
6200 Camp Street Beaverton City Library
Washington County Organized by subjects. Also in-
Pacific City, OR 97135 503-644-2197 cludes features, activities, puzzles
503-965-6163 Call for schedule and games.
All services are via internet resources Math, reading, social studies and
science. How Stuff Works
Students may also receive services www.howstuffworks.com
online through Multnomah County Hillsboro Public Library Get the lowdown on how stuff
libraries at www.multcolib.org/ works--everything from science to
forstudents.html Homework assignments teach you to
health to technology to people.
use the computer catalog, electronic
informational data bases for children & Internet Public Library Teen
Clatsop / Columbia County Internet stations. www.ipl.org/div/teen/
Clatsop & Columbia county students tutor Homework help and links galore.
Youth Services Division of the
support is available every day 2 pm - 10
Hillsboro Public Library Middle School Hub
pm. Services are provided on line by the 503-615-6500 http://middleschoolhub.org/
Multnomah County libraries at: http:// school/school.cfm
www.multcolib.org/forstudents.html Online learning activities for ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club dents.
Astoria Public Library Computer Club, Arts and Crafts, home
Pre literacy skills Wednesdays 10:30 work help, and game rooms. Dinner Multnomah Co. Library's Home-
Sept to April 3 to5 yrs old provided 3 to 4pm and snacks 6pm work Center
450 Tenth Street, Astoria Monday—Friday 2:00 PM—8:00 PM www.multcolib.org/homework/
503-325-7323 No school day: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM A homework help haven!
All services are via internet resources
Study Guides & Strategies
Tualatin Public Library www.studygs.net
Students may also receive services Starts in October
online through Multnomah County Tips for everything from taking
For more info and calendar tests to managing your time to
www.ci.tualatin.or.us reading critically to managing
Vernonia Public Library your school projects.
Open Mon-Wed-Fri 10 to 5pm
Tues-Thurs 1 to 7pm IBM Learning center Writing Help
Vernonia Public Library P.A.L. www.ipl.org/div/teen/aplus/
919 Bridge St.
12602 SW Farmington Rd A+ Guide to writing research papers
for high school and college students.
All services are via internet resources (503) 469 – 9137
Students may also receive services 8-18 years old
online through Multnomah County Monday thru Friday
libraries at www.multcolib.org/ 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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( courtesy of the Whirlwind community page)
Good Medicine AA Meetings – Totem Lodge1438 SE Division. Good Medicine Meetings AA Sun. 3–4:30pm; Mon.
7:30–9pm; Tue. (Prayer and Meditation)7:30–9pm; Wed. (Big Book Study)7:30–9pm; Thur. 7:30–9pm; Fri. “Noon
Medicine”; Fri. 6–7:30pm, Winyan Ohitaka (Brave Women) Women’s AA Meeting; Sat. 4:30–6pm “Let’s Talk” is
open to all.
Sunday’s, 11:00 am - Wilshire Native American Fellowship. “Potluck Lunch” on the last Sunday of each month, and a
simple lunch provided all other Sundays. Sponsor of Native American Parent Support (NAPS). Pastor, Lois Wagner
503-287-6526 or firstname.lastname@example.org . 3917 NE Shaver Street, Portland, OR Near bus #75
Sunday’s, 1:30 pm - Open Circle Service & Potluck, Augustana Lutheran Church 15th & NE Knott. At 1:30 pm. All
are welcome. Call Norma for information, or Robert for a ride at 503-281-7657, or Bus #8.
Tuesday’s – Beginning 9/12/06 Pi Nee Waus Elders Potluck at the SE Multicultural Center on SE 45th and Belmont.
Entrance in the back. Jacki 503-327-8173.
Tuesday’s & Friday’s – Elders Lunch Meals 11:30 to 12:30 at NARA NW’s Madison building. Transportation sched-
uled through NARA NW at (503) 224-1044 ext. 223, 1776 SW Madison Street, Portland, OR Robbie 503-224-
1044x.223 or email@example.com or Juanita 503-224-1044x228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday’s 10:30 am to 12:30 pm -American Indian Play Group. At PSU Native American Student and Commu-
nity Center, 710 SW Jackson and Broadway. Play Group is for children ages 0-5 and their parent(s) and/or guardian to
encourage positive interactions with our children. Co-sponsored by the United Indian Student of Higher Education at
PSU. Tina Baldomaro 503-257-5730 or Chuck Hunt 503-665-5904.
Wednesday’s 3:15 to 5:45 pm - The new PPS Title VII Study Center for Project enrolled Native students, grades 2-
12. Located in the Indian Education Resource Library in the Lower Level of North Wing at Hosford Middle School
2303 SE 28th Place (1 block north of Division). Parents/Guardians are responsible for elementary student transportation
to and from the Study Center; middle and high school students will receive bus tickets as needed. Contact the PPS Title
VII office for additional information at 503-916-6499.
POWWOW- Powwows are drug and alcohol-free and open to the public at no cost. Visit www.nwpowwow.com
September 23, 2006 – NARA Alumni Picnic and Mini Powwow At NARA Residential St. Helens / Hwy 30. 11:00
am to 5:00 pm Drummers and dancers welcome. Bring your favorite side dish. Van pick up at Outpatient 1631 SW Co-
lumbia in Portland at 10:30 am and 12:00 noon. 5:30 pm is the last return trip back to Outpatient.
September 27, 2006 - Simnasho’s Annual September “Shindig”. Simnasho Longhouse. Potluck Dinner at 5:45
p.m. Social Dancing and the good time starts at 7:00 p.m. Specials:
Clown Dance – 3 places, cash prizes “Silly Style”
Drumming Contest – “49 style”
“Sweep Your Teepee” Championships – “Simnasho Style”
This event is sponsored by the Simnasho Community. For more info or if you want to volunteer contact, chase down or
play phone tag with Captain 541-553-7014 or Roy Heath, Katie, Mike Collins, or Mr. Austin G.
' Every part of this earth is scared to my people.' We are part
of the earth and it's part of us
Chief Seattle 1854
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Title VII Indian Education Advisory Committee Meetings
3rd Wednesday of every other month at 5:00 pm.
Meetings are held at the Title VII Indian Education office
5825 NE Ray Circle Hillsboro, OR
For more information, please call 503-614-1442
“Our children are our future and what our nation will become!”
NWRESD Title VII
5825 NE Ray Circle
Hillsboro, OR 97124
“Committed to connecting Native families with culture, community and education!”