‘I Feel Invisible’: Native Students a New York Times Article

By Erica L. Green and Annie Waldman Photographs by Annie Flanagan This article was reported and written in a collaboration with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism organization. WOLF POINT, Mont. — The faint scars on Ruth Fourstar’s arms testify to a difficult life on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation: the physical and emotional abuse at home, the bullying at school, […]

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America Has Always Used Schools as a Weapon Against Native Americans

In this blog post for Education Post, Senior Analyst at Bellwether Education Partners in the Policy and Thought Leadership practice area, Katrina Boone, discusses the effects relocation has had on Native students throughout history. “Relocation systematically disrupted the cultures and communities children had known their entire lives. In public schools, they had to navigate the politics of […]

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Native Students Do Better When Tribes Run Schools

In this opinion piece for BRIGHT Magazine, NIEA Executive Director Ahniwake Rose highlights the innovative work being done by tribes to provide culturally-responsive classrooms and schools. “Charter schools give our tribes the flexibility to decide courses, provide language classes and make culture an integral part of a student’s school day.”

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SUPPORT MEANINGFUL CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF HEAD START AND AMERICAN INDIAN /ALASKA NATIVES ON PERFOMANCE STANDARDS AND ANNNUALLY AS REQUIRED BY THE HEAD START ACT

Download WHEREAS, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was established in 1969 for the purpose of advocating, planning, and promoting the unique and special educational needs of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians; and WHEREAS, NIEA as the largest national Indian organization of American Indians, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian educators, administrators, parents, and […]

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