The imagery of Raven standing in his humanoid form was inspired by the legend of Raven discovering the first humans.

The Pacific Northwest Finder for Indigenous Resources in Education (PNW FIRE) has been created by the Region 16 Comprehensive Center (Region 16) with input and support from the Region 16 Washington Tribal Advisory, the Office of Native Education at the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the many individuals and organizations that offer resources and programs to support Native students. None of this would be possible without you — our website users — and the resources and programs you submit in support of Native students. 

PNW FIRE is intended to be a search tool for Native students, families, and educators to look for resources and programs that support Native students in their academic, cultural, and social-emotional wellbeing. Users can browse through a wide range of resources and programs offered by Tribes, schools, school districts, and community organizations in Washington.

Washington state is home to 29 federally recognized Tribes and Nations, each of which has its own government system that provides resources and services to people. Four additional Tribes and Nations in Washington do not currently have federal recognition: Chinook Nation, Duwamish Tribes, Snoqualmoo Nation, and Steilacoom Tribe.

Region 16 is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, endorsing, or in any way officially connected with the organizations whose resources and programs are listed on this site.

The PNW FIRE logo and the digital painting of Raven (above) were designed by Charles Strom, Jr. Explore his portfolio.