Welcome to the fallon Paiute- shoshone tribe









Felicia Siyuja,  Education Director


Felicia is the Education Director  and has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work (LBSW) from the University of Kansas. She also has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She is married and has 3 beautiful children. Felicia has been working with native youth for over 20 years. (ICWA, Social work, Certified Adult Education Teacher). Helping all our children succeed is one of her many goals, and she is excited to get to know everyone in the community.






Education Department Services

The FPST Education Department is here to serve you and your family in discovering the joys of learning and supporting you on your journey. Below are a few of the services we offer:

After School Program

Our After School Program serves students in 1st-12th grade on Mondays-Thursdays.  Students are bused from school to the Reservation’s Education Building by Churchill County school buses and arrive around 3:45 pm.  Homework assistance is provided, as well as opportunities to utilize the computer lab for individualized learning, the library to read, and additional activities such as culture, recreation, STEAM, prevention, arts and crafts, and character education.  A snack is also provided. Students are transported home at the end of the day by After School Program staff. See under forms for an application.

The Education Department is also involved in working with Recreation to provide an enriching summer program.

Higher Education

See below under Pathways to College for further information.


Our library is currently open Monday-Friday from 10 am – 2 pm and is available to our After School Program students between 4-5 pm. The library hosts a wide variety of reading material for children, as well as an area with cultural focused books, and an adult section.  It also houses a selection of DVDs and videos.  If you are interested in checking out items, stop by to complete a patron form.

Computer Lab

There are computers accessible for the community within the education department. Currently they are available for your use during the day.  In the future, we plan to have specific hours, as well as programs available that will help you enhance your computer skills or be able to work towards things such as GED requirements.  Stay tuned!



Pathways to College

The goal of the Education Department is to assist students in achieving their academic or career goals.  We offer a variety of programs for all levels of learners.  In this article we are providing free resources for financial assistance to support students through their college years.  The first step in the process is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available at:   https://fafsa.ed.gov/ .

The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe has financial assistance available for tribal members.  The next deadline is June 1, for the Fall semester.  A Higher Education, Adult Vocational Training, or Enrichment Scholarship application can be downloaded from the Education Department’s website at: http://www.fpst.org/departments/cultural-affairs/education/.   Please contact the Education Director or the Education Specialist for additional information regarding the Higher Education process.

Scholarship opportunities are available at:

American Indian College Fund                         http://www.collegefund.org/

American Indian Graduate Center                   http://www.aigcs.org/

Association on American Indian Affairs         http://www.indian-affairs.org/

Cobell Scholarship                                               http://www.aigcs.org/

Association on American Indian Affairs         http://www.indian-affairs.org/

Western Shoshone Educational Trust Fund  http://westernshoshoneeducationtrustfund.com/hoe

For additional information and resources please contact:

Felicia Siyuja, educationdirector@fpst.org

775.423.8065 x 222

Chantelle Johnson, eduassist@fpst.org

775.423.8065 x 227

Rosalinda Berreman, tutor@fpst.org

775.423.8065 x 228