Pacific Northwest Finder for Indigenous Resources in Education

A database of resources supporting Native student wellbeing

The Need

All students need access to resources that support their academic, cultural, and social-emotional wellbeing. 

Native students may not be fully served by resources designed for students who hold other identities. The Washington Tribal Advisory to Region 16 Comprehensive Center identified the need for a centralized database of resources on Native student wellbeing for Native students, their families, and the educators who support them. 

The Resource

The Pacific Northwest Finder for Indigenous Resources in Education (PNW FIRE) is intended to be a search tool for Native students, families, and educators to look for resources and programs that support Native students in their academic, cultural, and social-emotional wellbeing. Users can browse through a wide range of resources and programs offered by Tribes, schools, school districts, and community organizations in Washington.

Website users can sort resources by category, audience, location, and grades served. Resource categories include: 

  • Academic support
  • College and career readiness
  • Cultural identity and practice
  • Family support and engagement
  • Housing support 
  • Indigenous language learning
  • Mentorship
  • Place-based learning
  • Scholarships

The Pacific Northwest Finder for Indigenous Resources in Education (PNW FIRE) was created by the Region 16 Comprehensive Center (Region 16) with input and support from the Region 16 Washington Tribal Advisory, the Office of Native Education at the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the many individuals and organizations that offer resources and programs to support Native students.

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