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"Ts'eq (Standing Tall and Straight)" » Bellingham, Washington
The Ts'eq (standing tall and straight) SEEDS Campus Ecology Chapter of Northwest Indian College aims to increase environmental education opportunities for tribal students and to encourage tribal students to pursue four-year and graduate environmental careers.
This Chapter currently has an inactive status with the SEEDS program.
No updates from 2008. This chapter is currently looking for a new faculty advisor.
"Visiting Ecologists" Special Project
This project supported the visit of three ecologists to the NWIC campus. These guests played a crucial component in the pedagogy of the college as they showed their work to the students in seminars, lectures, and field work. The guests included: Gay Bradshaw, PhD, who is interested in how to effectively incorporate Native American worldviews in restoration and mitigation work; Abu Badruddin, PhD, who has a background in GIS technologies applied to aspects of land use and protection; and Roxanne Hamilton, who is a lecturer at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle.
"Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science" Special Project
This project funded student stipends for their projects in the spring 2003 Environmental Science capstone course for the NWIC Tribal Environmental Natural Resources Management Program. The projects related to the surveying and planning of Kwina State, a 196-acre property purchased by NWIC to build anew college campus in the Lummi Nation reservation. Projects included: (1) A feasibility and cost effectiveness study for clean energy; evaluation of Devil's club and vaccinium sp. for the preservation and use of wetlands; evaluation and design of non-conventional facilities at the new campus: bird observatory, Red cedar center, and first salmon building, Sockeye; the perception, use and treatment of water at Kwina; development of a water curriculum; enhancement of existing plant communities at Kwina state to strengthen plant/people relations; and, science based Coast Salish art for the campus.