11th Annual Cultural Arts Auction & Benefit Dinner
Northwest Indian College Foundation Raises $310,000 During 11th Annual Tl’aneq’ Cultural Arts Auction And Gala.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., April 13th, 2019 – The Northwest Indian College Foundation held the 11th annual tl’aneq’ (tl-ah-nook) Cultural Arts Auction and Gala at the Silver Reef Casino Resort on April 13th, 2019 sponsored and hosted by the Lummi tribe, further support from several tribes and organizations. The event was hosted by Hattie Kauffman, former national news correspondent with ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS News.
This event was developed to showcase Native American artists and featured art from several award winning artists. Proceeds from the evening will go to support student scholarships and student success initiatives at Northwest Indian College. This year’s event raised over $310,000.
One of the highlights of the evening was a special honoring of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians for reaching 1 million dollars in support of the college. “The tl’aneq’ event continues to grow, drawing people from this region and from other states. We are thankful for the support from local businesses and tribes that sponsor and attend our event in support of our students”, says Executive Director, Greg Masten.
Northwest Indian College Foundation is solely dedicated to supporting the goals of Northwest Indian College with financial support for the capital campaign, student scholarships, and institutional support.
Northwest Indian College is the only regional tribal college in the United States and serves over 120 tribes annually at 6 extended sites. Northwest Indian College currently offers 4 bachelor’s degrees in Native Environmental Science, Native Studies Leadership, and Tribal Government