Education Department


CTUIR Higher Education Scholarship Application
(Application for New and Renewal Scholarships - in PDF format, viewable with Acrobat)

Scholarship and Educational Assistance Fund Policy - Board of Trustees Resolution


Nixyaawii Community School official website

In the works: Umatilla dictionary by Noel Rude of the CTUIR Language Program


The CTUIR Department of Education is responsible for providing education services and opportunities to all Indians living on or near the Umatilla Reservation. The Department works closely with local school districts to improve relations that will help Indian students and continues to seek new ideas and improve its programs on a continual basis. The Department consists of 12 programs:


Adult Basic Education    phone (541) 276-8120

This program provides services to any client 16 years or older to complete a General Education Diploma, Basic High School Diploma, and Adult Basic High School Diploma. This program also provides life solving problems skills, pre-employment classes, history classes, and contemporary issue courses that the clientele may request.


Continuing Education    phone (541) 276-8120

Eastern Oregon University provides assistance to receive a degree and courses can be taken for credit through Portland State University via video teleconferencing courses in Public Administration, Salish-Kooenai Tribal College, through the Internet, Northwest Indian College and other online college courses.


Adult Vocational Training phone (541) 276-8120

This program serves tribal members who desire to enter into vocational training such as welding, heavy equipment operations and other vocational certification programs.


Higher Education phone (541) 276-8120

This program provides scholarships to Tribal members whose goal is to earn a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, (the master's degree or the doctoral degree are dependent on the availability of funds).


Day Care Program phone (541) 429-7870

Provides early childhood education services to serves to 40 children, infants through ages 5. This program services tribal employees, Wildhorse Resort employees and parents of the reservation community.

Head Start phone (541) 429-7835

The Cay-Uma-Wa Head Start program began in September of 1994 and serves 40 students.



Middle/High School Coordination phone (541) 429-7887

This program works with students, parents and teachers, tutors students, and who provides culture programs for schools and monitors attendance in several school districts where Indian students attend.


Title VII phone (541) 429-7887

Provides education services to Indian students from K-12 by assisting students with tutoring, one on one academic counseling, referrals and working with teachers, parents, and counselors for the students overall success in school.



Language Program
phone (541) 429-7855

This program is developing curriculum and teaching classes to reestablish the three native languages spoken by Tribal members on the Umatilla Reservation: Nez Perce (Cayuse), Walla Walla, and Umatilla.





After School Education Program phone (541) 429-7831

An Integration of educational, cultural, and recreational activities to build upon the skills of children in grades K-5. Students enjoy a quality school setting that strives to meet their individual needs and give them an excellent beginning to a lifetime of learning.


Recreation Program phone (541) 429-7887

Provides prevention activities and services to youth and families from ages K-adults. The facility houses a gym for basketball, volleyball etc. and a game room, TV room, weight room and a snack bar. It also houses the tribal After School Education program for 26 students K-5 grade.


Summer School phone (541) 276-8120

Provides a five to six week summer school for three hours a day for K-12 students. Certified teachers are utilized and the curriculum is fun and educational. High school credits are also earned for the local high schools.

To contact Education...

by mail: 46411 Timine Way, Pendleton, OR 97801

for parcel deliveries: 46411 Timine Way, Pendleton, OR 97801

by phone: 541-276-8120

by FAX: 541-276-8120

in person: July Grounds Lane, Mission
(five miles east of Pendleton along Mission Road)



CTUIR Employee Directory (by department, with employee names/titles, in PDF format)


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