Like most children growing up 25 to 30 years ago in a small rural town, my brothers and I walked to school every day. We kicked cans, chased a few dogs, and lost our notebooks – typical kid stuff. But not really. Our walks were different. We were different, something less than the kids born with lighter hair and lighter skin in towns outside the reservation’s boundaries.
“We acknowledge that your faces are all familiar. I have seen your eyes in the campfire years ago,” said Maori leader John (Hone) Tahu. Tahu spoke to his American Indian brothers and sisters at a historic meeting between indigenous higher education leaders from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and the United States.
Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) is developing a teacher preparation program that attempts to balance pedagogy, subject matter, and culture in a holistic way.
Sinte Gleska University has affiliated with several other tribal colleges to offer teacher education. This article describes the collaboration between Sinte and Sitting Bull College.
Ever since the first schools were built for American Indian children 200 years ago, these students have not fared well. Today nearly half–44 percent–of all American Indian students drop out of high school,
After graduating from Haskell Indian Nations University, Heather Rozler is answering the call for American Indian educators to teach American Indian youth. The new Indian educators have their work cut out for them. “It is tough to be a child in today’s world,” said Rozler, a member of the Seneca Tribe of New York.
There is a growing collection of good materials on teaching American Indian students, as well as materials useful for teachers integrating American Indian content into the curriculum.
by Lorelei Anne Lambert Colomeda
Jones and Bartlett, Boston, 1999
Review by Michael Price
I never regarded environmental managers and policymaker as healthcare professionals until I read this book,
By Margaret Peake Raymond, Project Coordinator (1999).
Review by Gregory Gagnon
This report summarizes and presents the recommendations from a two-year project of the American Indian Urban Higher Education Initiative.