The Evergreen State College has a proven history of educational service to the tribes. Through the development of the Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute, the college has taken its commitment to the indigenous people of Western Washington one step further. The Institute expands the services which the college can offer the tribes, enabling Evergreen to assist local tribes to meet their economic, governance and resource goals. At the same time, the Institute provides additional, real-life learning opportunities for Evergreen students.


The Institute is staffed by Evergreen faculty member Alan Parker (Chippewa-Cree), Director, Aleticia K.S. Tijerina (Odawa/French/Mexican), Assistant Director, and Bonnie Graft (Muckleshoot/Skokomish), Program Assistant.

Questions or comments for NIARI? Contact us via email
or at the address or phone numbers below:

The Evergreen State College
NW Indian Applied Research Institute SEM 3122
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505

Phone: 360-867-6614

Fax: 360-867-6553