Title VI Indian Education Program

For more information about our Program, Resources, Opportunities, Forms, and more, please scroll to bottom of page. For more upcoming events, click on Upcoming Events tab to the right.

January 14th Family Gathering Cancelled!

The Family Gathering scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

It will be rescheduled.


Coming up in December

December Ham Giveaway

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December Ham Giveaway

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
& Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Madison Complex, 3111 S. 43rd St, Tacoma, WA  98409
Round Building

RSVP - Please RSVP by Monday, December 16, 2019, to Robin Brooks-Johnson 253-571-1832.  If leaving a 
voicemail, please include the full name(s) of your student(s).

Eligibility - 
* Students must currently be enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools. 
*Students must be currently enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program.
*Ham must be picked up by student’s parent or guardian on file.
*Not enrolled yet?  The 506 INDIAN STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FORM can be found at -
www.tacomaschools.org/Indian-Ed
*One ham per family

This event is made possible by Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program and the generous support of the Puyallup Tribal Council and Puyallup Tribe of Indians.



Coming up in November

November Turkey Giveaway

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November Turkey Giveaway

WHEN:  Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
& Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Madison Complex, 3111 S. 43rd St, Tacoma, WA  98409
Round Building

RSVP - Please RSVP to Robin Brooks-Johnson 253-571-1832.  If leaving a 
voicemail, please include the full name(s) of your student(s).

Eligibility - 
* Students must currently be enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools. 
*Students must be currently enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program.
*Turkey must be picked up by student’s parent or guardian on file.
*Not enrolled yet?  The 506 INDIAN STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FORM can be found at -
www.tacomaschools.org/Indian-Ed
*One turkey per family

This event is made possible by Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program and the generous support of the Puyallup Tribal Council and Puyallup Tribe of Indians.


Indigenous Youth Empowerment Team - Dance PracticeDance Practice

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Light snacks are provided for students.  All ages are welcome.

Madison Complex, 3111 S. 43rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98409


Family Gathering Night - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

We will be honoring our Elders this month at the Family Gathering in a Traditional ceremony.  Please wear your tribal regalia. 

This is a potluck event and family event, starting with and ending in ceremony. 

Bring your positive vibe.  Hope to see you there!

Many thanks to the IYET (Indigenous Youth Empowerment Team) Leadership Team.

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

All family gatherings are for TPS Indian Education students and their families.  

Join us and get to know other Native families within the district.  Bring a food item to share if you can.  We hope to see you!

Location:  3111 South 43rd St., Tacoma, WA  98409

If you have questions, please call 253-571-1846.


Coming up in September

Family Gathering Potluck and Craft Night

FAMILY GATHERINGS 10_3_2019.jpgPlease join us for the first FAMILY GATHERING of the 2019 - 2020 school year!  It's a POTLUCK!  Please bring a food item to share if you are able.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

All family gatherings are for TPS Indian Education students and their families.  

Join us and get to know other Native families within the district.  We hope to see you!

Location:  3111 South 43rd St., Tacoma, WA  98409

If you have questions, please call 253-571-1846.


2019 - 2020 School Supplies Pick-up*

  • School Supplies Pick-up Dates and Times:

    • Tuesday, September 3rd, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, September 4th, - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location -

  • 3111 South 43rd Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.  The Indian Education Program offices are located in the round building.
* Students MUST be enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools and also MUST be enrolled in the Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program in order to receive school supplies.  Not enrolled yet in the TPS Indian Education Program?  You may apply for enrollment on-site or fill out and bring a TITLE VI ED 506 INDIAN STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION FORM with you and it will be reviewed for eligibility. 

Questions?  Please call 253-571-1846.


LOGO.jpgThe mission of the Indian Education Program is to meet the ​unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students. The Indian Education Program is committed to connecting families of Native American students with culture, community and education.





Thank you to the Puyallup Tribe of Indians for your support.