Native ECE

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Spring Is Here and So Are We: NWIC Preschoolers Learn to Explore!

By Dina Horwedel - May 23, 2019

by Alex Stribling, Preschool Teacher, Northwest Indian College Early Learning Center Do you hear those sounds? They are the sounds…

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A Conference That Ignites Connections

By Dina Horwedel - April 25, 2019

By Govinda Budrow, Education Instructor, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College A team of in service and pre-service teachers…

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SIPI Preservice Teachers Learn STEM Habits through Culturally Relevant Design Projects

By Dina Horwedel - April 10, 2019

By SIPI Early Childhood Education students Aubree Watson, Lila Platero, and Jonetta Damon SIPI interns Aubree…

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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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For the Wisdom of the Children: Strengthening the Teacher of Color Pipeline

By Amita Manandhar - September 28, 2018

A child dips her feet in Wheatfields Lake on the Navajo Reservation at sunrise and wonders what lies beneath.  A…

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Expanding Culturally Relevant Knowledge through Early Childhood Conferences

By Amita Manandhar - February 19, 2018

American Indian College Fund Vice President for Program Initiatives, Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz and TCU ECE Program Coordinator, Cassandra Harden…

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Restorative Teachings: Embracing our Frameworks to Change the World

By Amita Manandhar - August 8, 2017

A Reflection on the 2017 Convening of the Restorative Teachings ECE Initiative Grantees As we do more, we have to…

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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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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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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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Community Supports Northwest Indian College Garden Curriculum

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - September 15, 2016

On August 4th, members of the Restorative Teachings Early Childhood Education Initiative Coordinating Team visited Northwest Indian College’s (NWIC)…

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Gardening Event Embraces Restorative Teachings

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - September 13, 2016

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Restorative Teachings team gathered for our annual “Community Planting Event.” Every April for the…

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SIPI Launches Restorative Teachings Initiative

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - May 27, 2016

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Early Childhood program, together with the Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) happily launched…

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Northwest Indian College Restorative Teachings ECE Initiative, May 2016

By Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - May 27, 2016

Spring is in full bloom here at the Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Early Leaning Center, and the College Fund’s…

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College4Kids Program Features Pigs, Pancakes and Maple

By Amita Manandhar - April 10, 2015

If you give a pig a pancake — oh, the adventure you will have!  Maple sugaring was the theme for…

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Tribal College Students Embracing ECE Initiatives at NWIC

By Amita Manandhar - March 9, 2015

Things are moving fast at the Northwest Indian College and the Lummi community.  For the last three and a…

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NWIC Brings Family Engagement to Lummi Community

By Amita Manandhar - February 20, 2015

Our first Family Engagement activity was an Ey’ Snat Family Fun Night in September held in conjunction with…

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College of Menominee Nation’s Ké’ Family Engagement

By Amita Manandhar - December 12, 2014

Family Engagement Activities—Lunching, Learning and Loving It! By: Cyndi Pyatskowit, College of Menominee Nation Project Director The…

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SIPI’s Native Harvest Feast Creates Sharing, Community Bonds

By Amita Manandhar - December 1, 2014

Thanksgiving is a time of sharing and community bonding. The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) Youth Development Incorporated (YDI)…

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Native American Heritage Month

Tribal Colleges Strengthen Family Engagement Through Early Childhood Education

By Amita Manandhar - November 14, 2014

In July 2014, The American Indian College Fund launched expanded efforts to support tribal colleges and universities in strengthening early…

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SIPI’s Ke’ Family Engagement Initiative Pumpkin Patch

By Amita Manandhar - November 1, 2014

Every year for Halloween, families and communities come together to give children an experience of laughter, festivities, and pumpkin…

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