Native Early Childhood Education

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Threading the Needle from Theorist to STEM

By Dina Horwedel - March 27, 2019

By Cheryl LaRose, former Early Childhood Chair and For the Wisdom of the Children Project Director, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community…

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Early Child STEM Programs Grounded in Community Needs

By Dina Horwedel - January 25, 2019

By Amy Burland, Ed.D., Dean of the Salish Kootenai College Division of Education and Project Director for the Our People’s…

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Native Children Living on Salish Sea Meet and Greet Sea Creatures

By Dina Horwedel - December 5, 2018

By Christine Edwards, Teacher, Northwest Indian College In early November, the Salish Sea Research Center team from Northwest Indian College…

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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Hosts Native Arts Workshops Based in Place

By Dina Horwedel - November 21, 2018

This is a collaborative series developed by the College Fund’s Environmental Sustainability, Native Arts and Early Childhood Education program initiatives.

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Restorative Teachings — Ojibwe Language, a Visual Canvas

By Amita Manandhar - April 3, 2018

I have always been interested in art and design since I was a young girl in high school. In fact,…

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Hosting Early Childhood Educators from Southwest University in Chongqing, China

By Amita Manandhar - February 5, 2018

Visitors from Southwest University in Chongqing, China and Professors from Western Washington University pictured with Lummi Education Director,…

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SIPI Parents Learn Couponing, Family Budgeting Strategies

By Amita Manandhar - January 23, 2018

by Danielle Lansing, SIPI Early Childhood Faculty and SIPI Restorative Teachings Project Director During brainstorming sessions and meetings as part…

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From Student Intern to College Fund Employee: Cassandra’s Journey

By Amita Manandhar - December 14, 2017

Harden representing the American Indian College Fund’s Restorative Teachings TCU ECE Initiative during a recent site-visit to grantee…

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KBOCC: Building the Bridge

By Amita Manandhar - October 12, 2017

by Cheryl LaRose, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Restorative Teachings Project Director “Elders are a bridge to…

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In Memoriam: Dr. Lynette Chandler

By Amita Manandhar - August 18, 2017

Dr. Lynnette Chandler speaks at an annual Flame of Hope Gala in Denver, Colo. The American Indian College…

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SIPI Parents Lead the Way

By Amita Manandhar - July 18, 2017

SIPI’s parents gather to collectively discuss upcoming Restorative Teachings activities. SIPI has worked hard to make sure its…

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Teachers Learn Techniques to Bolster Resiliency, Foster Classroom Connections

By Amita Manandhar - May 23, 2017

By Alicia Allard, Northwest Indian College Early Learning Center Director Native youth often face disproportionate challenges in their young lives.

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It’s More Than Just Telling a Story!

By Amita Manandhar - May 11, 2017

by Cyndi Pyatskowit, College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Restorative Teachings Project Director Through storytelling, the Menominee are keeping their tribal…

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Salish Kootenai College’s Restorative Teachings Early Childhood Initiative Project

By Amita Manandhar - May 3, 2017

by Kathie Maiers, Salish Kootenai College Project Coordinator; Cindy O’Dell, Salish Kootenai College Restorative Teachings Project Director; and Amy Burland…

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Connections That Create Health, Wellness and Security

By Amita Manandhar - March 15, 2017

The Iñupiat family engagement event was held at the Aimaaġvik Assisted Living Center to celebrate the season with…

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BIMAADIZIWIN: “A Healthy Way of Life” Through Family Fun Night

By Amita Manandhar - March 3, 2017

    An example of a “Family Fun Event Planning”, is the engagement of a mother and son…

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Guide for Educators First To Feature Tribal College Professionals’ Work

By Amita Manandhar - March 2, 2017

Danielle Lansing, an instructor at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a Tribal College in Albuquerque, New Mexico presenting…

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NWIC Restorative Teachings Holiday Cedar Weaving and Storytelling Event

By Amita Manandhar - January 31, 2017

Grilled salmon caught by Lummi fishermen was served at NWIC family engagement event. On a blustery and bitterly…

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Makes Beautiful Changes Through the Restorative Teachings Early Childhood Education Initiative

By Amita Manandhar - December 23, 2016

Boozhoo (hello) from all of us here at the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC). Fall is upon us and…

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Keweenaw Bay Ojibwe Community College Builds Critical Partnerships Through Community Based Training Through Brazelton Touchpoints Center

By Amita Manandhar - December 22, 2016

The American Indian College Fund supports four tribal colleges in work to strengthen Native early childhood education under the Restorative…

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Informational Texts Connect!

By Amita Manandhar - December 21, 2016

Cyndi Pyatskowit wearing Menominee bone necklace. Children read better and more when they have access to culturally relevant…

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Empowering Young Lakota Learners Through Restorative Teachings

By Amita Manandhar - December 20, 2016

The Lakhól’iyapi Wahóhpi (Lakota Language Nest) is a 100% Lakota language immersion preschool located at Sitting Bull College in…

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Sitting Bull College Kicks Off Restorative Teachings Project

By Amita Manandhar - October 17, 2016

Lakól’iyapi Wahópi Lakota activity cards. The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) Tribal College and Universities (TCU) Early…

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