Welcome to the Coquille Indian Tribe Education Department
Education Department Staff
Bridgett Wheeler, Director
Chelsea Burns, Education and Employment Specialist
It is the mission of the Coquille Indian Education Department to develop, promote and implement comprehensive educational opportunities that are designed to expand and enrich the lives of all tribal members and families, encourage continuous life-long learning, foster self-sufficiency and are equally accessible to all regardless of age, residency or circumstance.
- We believe that education of our tribal members is vital to the prosperity and survival of the tribe.
- We believe that the education of our tribal members broadens their horizons, fosters their ability to question and interpret the world and improves life choices and career opportunities.
- We believe that by making education one of our top priorities we provide ways to enhance our experience as native people and sustain our position in the community.
Ni:yau Fund: This fund, pronounced "nee-yow", a Miluk word meaning "gift" or " present", was established by the Education Committee. It provides a means for Tribal members who have benefitted from the Tribe's education programs to give back in a way that supports other Tribal members seeking to further their education.
In addition, money generated from donations, fundraisers and similar events will also be placed into this fund. The Education Committee will determine the use of this fund when it reaches a significant level. For information on how to donate, please contact the Education Department or the Finance Department.
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