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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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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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Raising Native Children in a Good Way

By Dina Horwedel - November 27, 2018

By Sara Montgomery, Coordinator of the Anishinaabe and American Elementary Education Program and For the Wisdom of the Children Project…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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