Research and Programs


We research the impact of our scholarships and programs on students and Native communities and provide avenues for collecting and disseminating research.

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Early Childhood

We strengthen Native families’ roles in early childhood education and provide learning opportunities by promoting families as advocates and partners in children’s education. The result is reduced inequity and greater opportunities for family engagement in community advocacy and policy.

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Native Place-Based Leadership

We develop the next generation of Native leadership with resources and program support for Native students.

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Faculty Development

Our fellowships for tribal college faculty and staff help them earn advanced degrees.

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Native Language and Culture

Native communities face the risk of losing traditional arts, tribal languages, and cultural knowledge. Our grants create mechanisms to pass on traditional knowledge.

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Capacity Building Programs

We help tribal colleges and universities expand their education offerings and provide opportunities to create well-designed learning spaces, equipment, and infrastructure support.

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