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Education

The mission of the education program is to promote educational programs that foster the preservation of Samish culture and traditions and instill a desire for lifelong learning in all Samish tribal members.

We do this by providing the following services for enrolled tribal members:
  • Higher Education Assistance Awards (after high school): Financial Support is available to Samish Tribal Members after High School. Please contact the Education Program directly for the current forms & applications.  As of August 2018, we have a waitlist for undergraduate funding for the 2018-19 Academic year.  Any completed applications received will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received completed in case funding becomes available.
  • Tutoring Support: Financial Assistance is available to help pay for tutoring services for K-12 students completing a GED/HS Diploma.  Payments are made directly to tutors for students with Samish program approved assistance plans.  Please contact the Education Program directly for the current forms & applications.
  • Course Completion Incentive Program: Samish Tribal Members are eligible, once per quarter, for a $100 award for completing a post-secondary school course. Please Login and follow the link to the online application for Course Completion Incentives

For all 3 programs, Tribal members should login to the website for additional information and Course Completion Online Application

For Education Assistance questions or to contact us for the latest forms, use the E-mail us contact link.

Stay tuned the the Education Program Blog posts below to stay up to date on opportunities and emergent issues.

Post Bac Opportunity

by Adam Lorio | Jan 02, 2019
We are always looking for opportunities for our Samish higher education students.  This one was passed along by our Health and Human Services Program, Check it out!
This one includes funding!

Can you say yes to each of these requirements?

  • Membership in an American Indian/Alaskan Native tribe
  • Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Must have graduated or be in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science from an accredited US college or university (no more than 36 months prior to applying to UA PREP)
  • Must not be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Must plan to enter a PhD program in a biomedical field after successful completion of UA PREP
Find out more about the UA PREP Opportunity Here:
UA PREP Website

    Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Medication Management

    Anacortes, WA

    Concerned about managing medication, not sure of the best options, come to our presentation from the Samish Health Department to learn more.

    Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2019

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    Samish Youth Trip to Cypress Island: Culture and Land Stewardship

    Anacortes, WA

    Overnight camping trip to Cypress Island for youth ages 8 - 18. RSVP by May 4.

    Dates: 01 – 02 Jun, 2019

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    Teaching of Cedar Part 3

    Anacortes, WA

    Join us for the Teachings of Cedar series, the third of three classes. Please RSVP to save your spot!

    Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2019

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    Salish Singing and Drumming - Part 1

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Join us to sing songs, practice drumming, and learn methods for singing in a Coast Salish style.

    Dates: 09 – 09 Jun, 2019

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    Elders Luncheon Planning Meeting

    Anacortes, WA

    It's our final week of preparations! Samish Elders Program Luncheon planning, organization and set-up will be happening all week.

    Dates: 24 – 28 Jun, 2019

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    Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

    Anacortes, WA

    Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

    Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019

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    2nd Annual Samish Film Festival

    Anacortes, WA, 98221

    Two evenings of films and documentaries focused on native stories.

    Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2019

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    Salish Sea Háwe7- June

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

    Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

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    June Cultural Day

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    A day of cultural activities and lunch.

    Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

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    Salish Singing and Drumming - Part 2

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Join us to sing songs, practice drumming, and learn methods for singing in a Coast Salish style.

    Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2019

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    Birch Bay Waterslides

    Blaine, WA 98230

    You are invited for a day of fun at Birch Bay Waterslides!

    Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2019

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    Canoe Journey Landing at Samish

    Anacortes, WA

    Tribal Canoe Journey lands at Samish!

    Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2019

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    Youth Backpacking

    Anacortes, WA, 98221

    Youth Backpacking for ages 8 - 18. RSVP by July 8.

    Dates: 02 – 04 Aug, 2019

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    Salish Sea Háwe7 - August

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

    Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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    Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Cattail

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

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    Wild Waves

    Federal Way, WA 98003

    Join us for day of fun in the water!

    Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2019

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    Camp Samish

    Bow, WA, 98232

    We will have cultural crafts, language learning, storytelling, and more!

    Dates: 22 – 25 Aug, 2019

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    Mariners Salute to Native Americans

    Seattle, WA 98134

    Celebrate the Mariners’ Salute to Native American Night in this game against the Cincinnati Reds!

    Dates: 12 – 12 Sep, 2019

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    Bentwood Boxes

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn to make your own Bentwood Box.

    Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2019

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    Cattail Weaving

    Anacortes, WA, 98221

    Come make cattail mats with us! Please RSVP by September 6 so we can have enough supplies on hand.

    Dates: 14 – 15 Sep, 2019

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    Cedar Ornaments - Part 1

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn to make cedar ornaments!

    Dates: 14 – 14 Sep, 2019

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    Husky Football

    Seattle, WA 98195

    Husky Football

    Dates: 28 – 28 Sep, 2019

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    Beading

    Anacortes, WA

    Come bead with us!

    Dates: 12 – 13 Oct, 2019

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    Seasonal Plant Harvesting

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2019

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    Cedar Ornaments - Part 2

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn to make cedar ornaments!

    Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2019

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    Pine Needle Baskets

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn how to make a pine needle basket!

    Dates: 12 – 12 Oct, 2019

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    Harvest Meal

    Anacortes, WA

    Celebrate autumn with a shared meal and good company!

    Dates: 09 – 09 Nov, 2019

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    Christmas Party

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Everyone is invited to the Samish Christmas party to celebrate the winter season and its holiday cheer!

    Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2019

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