White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Seeking to expand education opportunities and improve education outcomes for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) students. @WhiteHouseAIAN

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education leads the President’s Executive Order 13592, signed December 2, 2011, Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities.The Initiative, located within the Department of Education, seeks to support activities that will strengthen the Nation by expanding education opportunities and improving education outcomes for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. It is committed to furthering tribal self-determination and ensuring AI/AN students, at all levels of education, have an opportunity to learn their Native languages and histories, receive complete and competitive educations, preparing them for college, careers, and productive and satisfying lives.

04/25/2017
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Join us today at 2pm EDT for our Institutions of Higher Education Webinar on the U.S. Department of Education’s Report on Native Language Medium Education for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Join us by going to https://educate.webex.com and join meeting # 741 737 340, ESSA Consultation with Experts in the Field. Password to join: Uwrbj527

04/19/2017
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Join us today at 2pm EDT for our Experts in the Field of Native Languages webinar on the U.S. Department of Education’s Report on Native Language Medium Education for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Join us by going to https://educate.webex.com and join meeting #742 613 742, ESSA Consultation with Experts in the Field. Password to join: ukvwZ288

04/12/2017
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Join us in 15 minutes for our State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Educational Agencies webinar on the U.S. Department of Education’s Report on Native Language Medium Education for the Every Student Succeeds Act. Join us by going to https://educate.webex.com and join ESSA Consultation with State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Educational Agencies. Password to join: Mj6W9C8h

REMINDER! Join us for our first webinar on Wednesday! For more information go to: https://sites.ed.gov/whiaiane/Webinar ...
04/10/2017
White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education | U.S. Department of Education

REMINDER! Join us for our first webinar on Wednesday!
For more information go to: https://sites.ed.gov/whiaiane/

Webinar 1: State and Local Education Agencies
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 2-4pm EDT

We are seeking input on the components, policies, and practices of successful Native American language immersion schools and programs.

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education leads the President’s Executive Order 13592, signed December 2, 2011,

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education invites you to join us for a webinar on the U....
04/05/2017

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education invites you to join us for a webinar on the U.S. Department of Education’s Report on Native Language Medium Education for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Webinar 1: State and Local Education Agencies
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 2-4pm EDT
Webinar 2: Experts in the fields of Native American or Alaska Native language and Native American language medium education, including scholars who are fluent in Native American languages.
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 2-4pm EDT
Webinar 3: Institutions of Higher Education that conduct Native American language immersion programs, including teachers of such programs.
Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 2-4pm EDT
We are seeking input on the components, policies, and practices of successful Native American language immersion schools and programs.
For more information go to: https://sites.ed.gov/whiaiane/

Upcoming EventsTwo Tribal Consultation Webinar Opportunities Regarding theNative American Language at the U.S. Departmen...
08/19/2016
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Upcoming Events
Two Tribal Consultation Webinar Opportunities Regarding the
Native American Language at the U.S. Department of Education ([email protected]) Program
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
In order to extend the time for written comments on the ([email protected]) grant, we request that you submit your comments by email to Ron Lessard by Friday, September 15, 2016.
Registration and more information here
http://ow.ly/j5vA303oF4q

On December 2, 2011, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13592, which established the White House Initiative on American Indian and...

08/18/2016
White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

Looking for an internship opportunity in DC this fall? Interested in government, education, self-determination, and Native languages and histories?

The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education still has a limited number of internship positions open for this fall!

The Initiative, located within the Department of Education, seeks to support activities that will strengthen the Nation by expanding education opportunities and improving education outcomes for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. It is committed to furthering tribal self-determination and ensuring AI/AN students, at all levels of education, have an opportunity to learn their Native languages and histories, receive complete and competitive educations, preparing them for college, careers, and productive and satisfying lives.

Send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to [email protected], or call the office at 202-453-6600 with any questions.

Learn more about our July 22nd visit with the #NativeYouth from the Pathkeeper's program!http://sites.ed.gov/whiaiane/20...
08/17/2016
Young Native American Pathkeepers Provide Voice, Inspiration, and Guidance for Department of Education | White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education

Learn more about our July 22nd visit with the #NativeYouth from the Pathkeeper's program!

http://sites.ed.gov/whiaiane/2016/08/17/young-native-american-pathkeepers-provide-voice-inspiration-and-guidance-for-department-of-education/

Young Native American Pathkeepers Provide Voice, Inspiration, and Guidance for Department of Education “Something that empowers me as a Native student is just being able to know my culture and where I’m from, and just being able to have responsibilities over my culture.” On Friday July 22nd, 2016, t...

"A one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with each other halved the number of suspensions at fiv...
08/16/2016
How feeling respected transforms a student's relationship to school

"A one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with each other halved the number of suspensions at five diverse California middle schools, and helped students who had previously been suspended feel more connected at school, according to Stanford University research published in April in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences"

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/feeling-respected-transforms-student-school/

A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.

"Native American students make up only 1.1 percent of the nation's high school population. And in college, the number is...
08/15/2016
Helping College-Bound Native Americans Beat The Odds

"Native American students make up only 1.1 percent of the nation's high school population. And in college, the number is even smaller. More than any other ethnic or racial group, they're the least likely to have access to college prep or advanced placement courses. Many get any little or no college counseling at all. In 1998, College Horizons, a small nonprofit based in New Mexico, set out to change that through five-day summer workshops on admissions, financial aid and the unique challenges they'll face on campus. Its director, Carmen Lopez, sat down with NPR to talk about the obstacles that bright, talented Native students face."

#NativeYouth #NativeEducation College Horizons is an incredible program.

http://ow.ly/a1x9303fkv9

Only about half of Native American students graduate from high school and few go on to college. One program has worked 17 years to change that.

"A group of nine Shiprock High School students recently completed an eight-week coding workshop that provided web develo...
08/15/2016
Workshop teaches Shiprock High students coding

"A group of nine Shiprock High School students recently completed an eight-week coding workshop that provided web development training designed to encourage them to pursue a career in the field.
Members of the Cultivating Coders staff were assisting students who were finishing up projects Thursday in anticipation of presenting them during a ceremony on Friday. The Albuquerque-based technology company started teaching free web development workshops in rural areas and on Native American reservations to help bring courses to under-served communities in New Mexico."

http://ow.ly/HEmg303fjTs

Shiprock High School students recently completed an eight-week coding workshop that provided training in web development

“Are you sure you know where you are standing?” asks Professor Megan Bang co-director of the new Native Education Certif...
08/15/2016
A walk across campus with the UW’s new Native education program

“Are you sure you know where you are standing?” asks Professor Megan Bang co-director of the new Native Education Certificate Program at the University of Washington.
She’s speaking to roughly 30 educators — some Native, some non-Native — from across Washington who crowd around her for this walk focused on “coming to know the land” of the UW’s campus. They’ve joined the program’s first cohort — 69 in total — to learn how to better teach about Native American issues in their schools and work better with Native American youth and families in their communities. http://ow.ly/ljFa303fiBb

The UW's new Native Education Certificate Program is designed to improve the relationships between educators and Native students and families.

Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to K-12 public/charter schools and to parent teacher groups - at as many as 1,000 di...
08/10/2016
Lowe's Toolbox for Education

Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to K-12 public/charter schools and to parent teacher groups - at as many as 1,000 different public schools per school year. Click here to see if you are eligible!
The grant application period is now open for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program!
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/

Lowe's will donate up to $5 million to K-12 public/charter schools and to parent teacher groups - at as many as 1,000 different public schools per...

"The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, wh...
08/09/2016

"The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which in Article 14 states that 'Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.'

The right of indigenous peoples to education is also protected by a number of other international human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

#WeAreIndigenous

Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and this year's theme is Right to Education! To celebra...
08/09/2016

Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and this year's theme is Right to Education! To celebrate, we will be sharing some voices from across the country on the importance of education to our indigenous peoples. Join in and use #WeAreIndigenous to share your educational stories!

Do you have idea for your community? Would you like some tools in getting it done? Design For Change is a student ideas-...
08/08/2016
:: Design for Change ::

Do you have idea for your community? Would you like some tools in getting it done? Design For Change is a student ideas-based platform that gives kids and their mentors the guidance to seek change in their communities. Whether its cleaning up the environment, seeking kindness for school maintenance workers, or starting a community library, Design For Change can help you make a difference!
http://www.dfcworld.com/

Design for Change is the largest global movement of Children driving change in their own communities by unleashing their 'I CAN' superpower.

Have you taken the Gen-I challenge? If so, you can apply to attend the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Youth Pa...
08/08/2016
What's New

Have you taken the Gen-I challenge? If so, you can apply to attend the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Youth Participation! The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) has released this helpful FAQ on the application process and how you can be chosen to have a presence at this momentous event!

http://cnay.org/What_s_New_2.html

Check out http://cnay.org!

Freshman students in Billings, MT incorporate their culture into the preview their high schools. #NativeYouth deserve cu...
08/08/2016
Class helps Native American students prepare for high school

Freshman students in Billings, MT incorporate their culture into the preview their high schools. #NativeYouth deserve culturally response education!

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/education/class-helps-native-american-students-prepare-for-high-school/article_87a852cb-0736-555f-a6ca-cd193d8a860a.html

Starting high school can be intimidating for new students. It can be even more intimidating as a minority who, statistically, faces a deck stacked against educational success.

Black Hills State University in Spearfish has been selected as a Top 200 College for Native Americans by Winds of Change...
08/05/2016
Black Hills State University named among best colleges for Native...

Black Hills State University in Spearfish has been selected as a Top 200 College for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.

“This distinction recognizes the academic and social climate of BHSU as especially supportive to American Indian students and their unique needs,” says Corinne Hansen, Director of University and Community Relations at BHSU. “BHSU has the highest percentage of Native American students among the state public universities in South Dakota. We consider it an honor to be on this list because it recognizes our commitment to provide a strong foundation for American Indian students to grow, learn and reach the ultimate goal of graduation with a degree.”

Read more about Black Hills State University here: http://www.prairiebusinessmagazine.com/higher-education/4088177-black-hills-state-university-named-among-best-colleges-native-american

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Black Hills State University in Spearfish has been selected as a Top 200 College for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine. The list is national and is not ranked, according to BHSU. “This distinction recognizes the academic and social climate of BHSU as especially supportiv...

Today is #ReadWhereYouAre day, a digital day of action to raise awareness and draw attention to the importance of summer...
08/05/2016

Today is #ReadWhereYouAre day, a digital day of action to raise awareness and draw attention to the importance of summer reading wherever children spend their time!

The White House, ED, and WHIAIANE are asking everyone to read, read with your child, encourage children to read and share a picture on social media with the hashtag #ReadWhereYouAre. Don't forget to tag @WhiteHouseAIAN in your photo on twitter so we can retweet you!

08/04/2016
Gen-I Native Education Ideas Contest

CNAY and the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) have teamed up to launch the Gen-I Native Ed Ideas Competition!

This competition is an opportunity to showcase your ingenuity in addressing the biggest challenges facing Native students today. Tell us what educational issues you’re most passionate about, and share your plan for improving outcomes for Native learners. You could win a chance to present your big idea at the 47th Annual NIEA Convention and Trade Show among hundreds of educators, advocates and policymakers!

To participate, contestants must write an original essay that responding to one of three prompts. The deadline to submit your essay is 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Finalists with the most innovative ideas will be awarded a travel and registration scholarship to attend the 2016 NIEA conference in Reno, Nevada, and will present their big idea to conference participants alongside CNAY staff!

Click here for complete competition information and guidelines: http://bit.ly/2awJAIS
And click here to apply online: http://bit.ly/2aO03fV

This is your space for an essay response. We recommend writing in a word document before copying and pasting into the text box provdied. Remember: Your essay must be between 500 and 750 words.

A cacophony of sound spilled from a hogan on the Navajo Technical University campus as a group of Navajo students joined...
08/04/2016
Juilliard Brings the ‘Heartbeat’ of Music and Math to the Navajo Reservation

A cacophony of sound spilled from a hogan on the Navajo Technical University campus as a group of Navajo students joined in concert with a pair of rising violinists.

Students ranging in age from 7 to 16—all novice performers with xylophones, tambourines and recorders—kept time with two visiting musicians from The Juilliard School in New York City. The result: a sound as unique as the circumstances.

The university for five days played host to the inaugural “Heartbeat Project,” a weeklong course funded by a community engagement grant from Juilliard and designed to combine math and music skills in the classroom.

Read more at: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/07/08/juilliard-brings-heartbeat-music-and-math-navajo-reservation-164950

Students from The Juilliard School visited the Navajo Nation to teach Native students the "heartbeat" of music and math.

Summer reading and learning is critical to closing achievement gaps and helping all students start the new school year r...
08/04/2016

Summer reading and learning is critical to closing achievement gaps and helping all students start the new school year ready to learn. Reading is simple, easy and can and should happen everywhere.

"Read Where You Are" is a digital day of action to raise awareness and draw attention to the importance of summer reading wherever children spend their time. "Read Where You Are" supports President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which works to address persistent opportunity gaps affecting, in particular, boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

To be a part of this important effort on August 5th, the White House and ED is asking everyone to read, read with your child, encourage children to read and share a picture on social media with the hashtag #ReadWhereYouAre !

http://www2.ed.gov/readwhereyouare/index.html

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