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Dissertation – Understanding the relationship between cultural wellness and academic achievement on Standing Rock reservation

November 1, 2018

Academic achievement concerns are common among reservation schools in North and South Dakota and elicit numerous questions regarding how to address these concerns to improve educational outcomes for Native American students. This study examined the relationship between cultural wellness integration, based on the Medicine Wheel model, and the following academic achievement measures; standardized achievement tests, attendance, graduation rates, and behavioral disciplinary referrals.

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