Wakanyeja ECE Initiative

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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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Ké’ Family Engagement : It’s Too Easy to Get Caught Up in the Craze of Today’s World

By Amita Manandhar - June 15, 2015

Written by: Michelle Wilson Justin Guillory, president of Northwest Indian College . In the life of a parent,…

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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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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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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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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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