Chinook Indian Nation representative Rachel Cushman and CCC President Chris Breitmeyer announce the Chinook Indian Tuition Waiver

Clatsop Community College Grants Members of Chinook Indian Nation Free Tuition

Clatsop Community College is the first higher education institute within the Chinook Indigenous lands to grant free tuition to Chinook Indian Nation members. On Saturday, May 6th, during the North Coast Inclusion Seminar hosted at the CCC campus, CCC President Chris Breitmeyer formally announced that the college will grant members of the Chinook Indian Nation free tuition in the form of a tuition waiver as done for other federally recognized tribes and that the Chinook Nation deserves the same respect as all other federally recognized tribes, a status that the Chinook Indian Nation has fought to achieve for over 20 years. Members of the Chinook Nation may take advantage of this tuition waiver by showing their Chinook Indian Nation membership card when applying and registering at CCC.  A soft implementation of the tuition waiver was put into effect this past spring term with some Chinook Nation members taking advantage of it.

Rachel Cushman, Secretary/Treasurer of the Chinook Indian Nation Tribal Council, gave a welcome and land acknowledgement address at the beginning of the North Coast Inclusion Seminar followed by President Breimeyer’s announcement.

“A lot of institutions are granting in-state tuition to tribal members regardless of residency, so if you’re from one of the 574 federally recognized tribes, you get in-state tuition and access to grants; we don’t.” said Rachel. “By providing free tuition, Clatsop Community College will change the lives of so many Chinookans who have already eagerly signed up and will set them up for a future many thought they would never have. As a mother and an academic, this is an incredible victory.”

“It is our responsibility to do better by our indigenous communities and we are proud to support the Chinook Indian Nation in this way,” said President Breitmeyer. “We know we have done the right thing and encourage other higher ed institutions to follow suit.”

Non-Discrimination Declaration

It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Greg Dorcheus, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD : Oregon Relay- Dial 711. For Student Access Services, contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.  


Students having questions about or a request for classroom accommodations should contact Faith Forster, Columbia Hall, Room 111, (503) 338-2313.   Community members having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact Greg Dorcheus, Lower Library, Suite 103, (503) 338-2406; TDD: Oregon Relay- Dial 711. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.

Declaración de no-discriminación

Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Greg Dorcheus, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , número de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Para servicios de acceso para estudiantes, comuníquese con Faith Forster localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. 

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas

Estudiantes que tengan preguntas o una requieran solicitud de adaptaciones en el aula deben comunicarse con Faith Forster, localizada en Columbia Hall , oficina número 111, (503) 338-2313. En cuanto a los miembros de la comunidad, se les pide que se comuniquen con Greg Dorcheus, localizada en la biblioteca, oficina número 103 , gdorcheus2@clatsopcc.edunúmero de teléfono (503) 338-2406, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) marcar 711 en su teléfono. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.


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