Native Education

Community Resources

Native Education Program

Family nights and tutoring are a regular events held on Thursday evenings.

Evenings begin with a simple dinner at 6:00 p.m. Classes are from 6:30pm-8:00 p.m, and include activities for students from Pre-K through 12 and adults.  Each evening will end with a book given to each student in attendance.


*Times and locations may change for the 2021-22 school year.

In the Fall, we will hold our meetings at Bush Elementary School, located at 410 14th Street Southeast, Salem.

In February, we will meet at Harritt Elementary School, 2112 Linwood St NW, Salem 97304.

In April, we will meet at Weddle Elementary School located at 1825 Alder Dr NE, Keizer 97303.

Academic Coaching is available most Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6:30pm. A secondary math teacher and additional coahes are available to help with homework questions. This is an excellent time to get extra one-on-one help.

Academic Coaching can be accessed virtually on the Academic Coaching Canvas. We encourage all AIAN Students that are in need of tutoring to drop in.

Parents can invite Indian Education staff to attend school meetings such as IEP or behavioral meetings.

We have an in depth AI/AN Library, of books written by and about Native Americans at all levels, both fiction and non-fiction available as resources for educators within the district. We also have in limited supply, books we can offer to families from our library to encourage our students to read more!


Resources for food, pantries, food banks.

  • Oregon Food Resources
  • Oregon Food Benefits
  • Marion Polk Food Share
  • SIT Mobile (Basic Needs Delivered)
  • Food Banks and Pantries(Please check availability via phone as some food banks are not open during the emergency.)
  • Food Distribution sites schedule:

    Monday – Chavez -11-1

    Tuesday-Hammond 11-1

    Wednesday- Four Corners 11-1 – this is a “super site” with both perishable and non-perishable foods

    Thursday Keizer Elementary – 11-1

    Thursday – Grab-and-Go Dinner Service for youth ages 1-18 through the Boys & Girls Club will now be distributed at 1105 Front Street NE in the Truitt Bros parking lot on the corner of Market Street and Front Street from 4:30-6:30 pm every Thursday. Learn more:

    Friday – Washington 11-1 – this is a “super site” with both perishable and non-perishable foods

Health and wellness resources.

Crisis Hotlines:

· Psychiatric Crisis Center (PCC) 503-588-5351 or 503-588-5352

· Children’s Behavioral Health Youth &Family Crisis Services: 503-578-4673

· Lines for Life-Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255 or 877-968-8491

Other Community Resources