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What is STEM without Roots?

By Dina Horwedel - September 2, 2019

By Govinda Budrow, FDLTCC Education Faculty and For the Wisdom of the Children FDLTCC Project Director When it comes to…

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Relationships: Children Discovering STEM with the World Around Them

By Dina Horwedel - June 21, 2019

by Robyn Bennett, SKC Early Learning Center Pre-school Teacher, Janet Jolly, SKC Early Learning Center Director, and Dr. Amy Burland,…

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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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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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Place-Based Learning as a Framework for Building Native Student Success

By Kendra Teague - June 4, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Early Childhood Expert Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences

By Amita Manandhar - January 9, 2017

Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is Co-Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Senior Program Officer…

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College Fund Expert Lends Voice to Cell Phone Debate for Young Children

By Amita Manandhar - January 9, 2017

Choosing whether to allow a young child to have a cell phone can be a difficult decision for a parent.

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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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Sharing Stories through Imagery: Pathways to Improving Early Childhood Education in Native Communities

By Amita Manandhar - July 26, 2012

Four tribal colleges who are grantees in the Kellogg Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative met last…

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