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Tabitha Whitefoot

(Former Employee)

Tribal Affiliation: Yakama

Interim Assistant Librarian


I am an educator and trainer with teaching experience at the K-12, community college, university, and adult levels. I have also worked at the regional educational laboratory as an Equity Specialist and at the Oregon Department of Education as an Indian Education Specialist. I moved into private sector work a few years ago. I was a trainer, writer, researcher, and compiled reports for Cooper Zeitz Engineers (now AKANA), a native owned firm.  While working for CZE, I was tasked with writing, organizing, gathering data and materials to complete the Final Report for 100-581, The Columbia River Treaty Fishing Access Sites. I also conducted the field research and interviews for the Columbia River Housing Feasibility Study. As a researcher and teacher of researchers the organization and accessibility of information is paramount and I am excited to perform this service to the StreamNet Library. Outside of work I enjoy reading, gardening, and sewing. I am the grandmother of four children who range in age from 9 to 15 years old.


  • M.S.,Teaching, Lewis and Clark College, 1989
  • Oregon Teaching Cert. through Native Teachers Program, Oregon State University, 1977
  • B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1976

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