Indigenous Teacher Education

Strengthening the pathway for Native teachers

The College Fund recognizes the importance of Native students learning from Native teachers in their communities. The Indigenous Teacher Education program supports teachers in training at TCUs. These teachers will become strong role models for their students, leading culturally relevant education in their communities and impacting generations to come.

Indigenous Teacher Education Programs

Learn more about our grant programs to strengthen the Native teacher pathway.

Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education Pilot Program
Active Program Dates: 2022-2024
The Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education pilot program seeks to address the teacher shortage in our Native communities through support for K-12 Native teacher recruitment, development, and retention by collaborating with tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to increase students’ successful attainment of teacher certification and employment and to learn best practices and strategies for future programming.

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Bringing Native Voices to the National Conversation

Bringing Native Voices to the National Conversation

For Women’s History Month, the American Indian College Fund is featuring blogs about and by several of our outstanding scholars. This week we’d like you to meet Harley-Daniel Interpreter (Diné). Harley is an American Indian College Fund Indigenous Visionary Fellow who attends Diné College. For her fellowship, she is working on the Voter Educational Forum, a student-led event to inform and educate her tribal members about voting as a fundamental responsibility.

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