Employment & Education

The Employment and Education Division carries out the essential function of helping the youth for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.


The overriding goal of this Tribal TANF Plan is to assist families to become self-sufficient. The following principals and strategies will guide the Colville Tribe toward achieving this goal.

  • EMPHASIZE WORK - Custodial and non-custodial parents of children needing assistance under the plan must work to the extent of their ability.
  • PROMOTE SELF-SUFFICIENCY - The Colville Tribe will encourage all participants to move toward personal and community self-sufficiency.
  • PROMOTE EDUCATION - The Colville Tribe encourages all participants to complete their high school education (or equivalent) and other post secondary education.
  • PROMOTE TWO PARENT HOUSEHOLDS - The Colville Tribe will provide training on Planned Parenthood to encourage planned pregnancies, and responsibilities among teen throughout all sectors of the community.
  • PROMOTE FAMILY STABILITY - The Colville Tribe will encourage family stability by requiring teen parents to remain in their parents’ or another responsible adult’s home.
  • PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY - The Colville Tribe will encourage responsibility through policy and conditions of service by requiring full faith efforts and cooperation to ensure custodial and non-custodial parents provide support for their children.
  • PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE - The Colville Tribe will assist each family to develop a plan to reduce dependency on Tribal TANF assistance and to assure that each family contributes to the community for any assistance that is received.