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One goal of Salish Kootenai College’s social work program is to undertake research that Native American tribes can use to tailor their social programs to their communities. Located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, MT, the social work department has two research proposals under consideration. One is a needs assessment of pregnant and parenting teens that will be implemented by Salish Kootenai students, and the other is a potential survey of the different resources Native people are using to become knowledgeable parenting grandmothers grandfathers climate change. But the most important goal of the program is to help develop Native American expertise in social work.