Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

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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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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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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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College Fund Research Intern Presents at National Family and Community Engagement Conference

By Amita Manandhar - July 13, 2015

Yá’át’ééh! My name is Cassandra Harden. I am a graduated from  Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) with an associate’s degree…

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Pueblo of Jemez –Photo Voice Showcase

By Amita Manandhar - May 12, 2015

Presented by Alyssa Yeppa and Stacie Barney Introducing Lana Toya Our Parent Photo Voice team had the great…

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Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones & K’é Family Engagement Initiative Presents: “SIPI YDI Community Planting Event”

By Amita Manandhar - May 11, 2015

  Blog By: Marissa Analla & Cassie Harden The Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones and K’é Family Engagement Initiatives presents Southwestern…

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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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Tribal College Week Brings TCU Students to D.C.

By Amita Manandhar - February 19, 2015

The AIHEC student delegation in Washington, D.C. at the National Museum of the American Indian during the AIHEC…

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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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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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ECE Researcher to Present Poster at Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE)

By Amita Manandhar - September 19, 2014

The American Indian College Fund’s Wakanyeja Early Childhood…

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Shaping Native Early Childhood Education with Work and Commitment

By Amita Manandhar - September 17, 2014

This fall marks the final year of the initiative; reflection on the accomplishments of the four tribal college grantees spurs…

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Teacher of the Next Generation

By Amita Manandhar - April 30, 2014

Sasha Toribio, Zia Pueblo Hello my name is Sasha Toribio. I am from Zia Pueblo, located in Zia,…

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Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative Goes International

By Amita Manandhar - March 14, 2014

The Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiative celebrates another…

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Sacred Little Ones program event brings tribal educators to Lummi

By Amita Manandhar - August 6, 2013

By Shelley Macy, NWIC Early Childhood Education Director On June 7, Lummi elders and community leaders,…

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Sacred Books for Little Ones

By Amita Manandhar - June 13, 2013

Nestled between the Lummi Bay and Bellingham Bay in Northwest Washington State, four tribal college early childhood education programs brought…

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SIPI Early Childhood Student is accepted into the Charles Carl Program at Yale University

By Amita Manandhar - June 4, 2013

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is proud to announce that Andrea Vicente, a student…

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Updates from the Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative

By Amita Manandhar - March 27, 2013

The ECED Special Topics course attended the Native American Child and Family Conference on Wed. March 20th at the Hotel…

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Tribal College Hosts Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off

By Amita Manandhar - September 14, 2012

Sacred Little Ones Kickoff for the Early Childhood Education Programs at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic…

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Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

By Amita Manandhar - July 12, 2011

This is the third entry in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her…

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Guest Blog from Student Intern Deanna

By Amita Manandhar - July 1, 2011

Skano, everyone, and greetings from Mesa Verde National Park of Colorado.  My name is Deanna and I believe some introductions…

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SIPI Commencement Ceremonies

By Amita Manandhar - April 26, 2010

I have been on my own since Jonas returned to Portland and I found myself on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic…

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