Midwest Comprehensive Center American Indian Education Newsletter: April 2017

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NEWS AND OPINIONS

State

Hawaii: Hawaiians try to convince the state legislature to continue Hawaiian native education at the college level. Hawaii Tribune Herald

Michigan: Malcolm High School uses Running Strong for American Indian Youth grant money to teach a new course on Native American culture. Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

Minnesota: Cultural liaison mends ties between the Native American community and the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District. Savage Pacer

Minnesota: A group of Rochester parents are pushing their district to provide trainings to teachers on American Indian education and to communicate more about the needs and progress of American Indian students. Education Week

Minnesota: Graduation rates for American Indian students increase as achievement gaps continue to close. Hometown Source

Montana: Teachers share creative ways to teach about the cultural heritage and history of American Indians at the 11th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference. Helena Independent Record

Oklahoma: A new report from the National Indian Education Study shows Oklahoma’s American Indian students leading the nation in fourth- and eighth-grade reading and math scores. Examiner Enterprise

South Dakota: Native American Education Program brings recognition to Native culture in the Hot Springs community. Rapid City Journal

Utah: The Nebo Indian Education program held a Title VI Storytelling Night featuring storytellers who shared their cultural knowledge through hand drum songs and dances. NEBO

Wyoming: Legislators pass an Indian Education for All bill that will provide education materials for the 48 school districts across the state. Billings Gazette

 

 

WIEA is in May!

The 2017 Wisconsin Indian Education Association Conference titled, MINO-AYAA ‘IDIIWIN: Let’s Be Healthy Together, will be hosted by WIEA’s Northeast Region and is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2017, at The Waters of Minocqua in beautiful Minocqua, WI. The conference includes events at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua and Lake of the Torches Resort Convention Center in Lac du Flambeau, WI.

The 2017 Conference includes early extended programming thanks in part to a partnership between The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or “The Network”, which is a multi-tiered system of compliance activities and improvement supports to address racial disproportionality in special education and the Wisconsin Indian Education Association. On May 11, The Network will hold a training workshop at The Pointe Hotel in Minocqua.

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Call for Reviewers

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WI DPI) is seeking qualified individuals to serve as grant reviewers to read and score the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant applications during the month of April 2017.   Reviewers will receive $50 per each completed application, with an expectation of there being 10-15 applications per reviewer.

To learn more and to be considered as a reviewer, go to our on-line application materials located at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rkeiPU05rN1j4Jp8mQ9hs05tMUIrDX19regKyb22mNs/edit

Interested individuals must complete the on-line form https://goo.gl/forms/8vYBhuetoPHwQPp93  by February 27, 2017 and e-mail your resume to Polly Tubbs at polly.tubbs@dpi.wi.gov .  Please contact me if you have any questions about the application process and this important process.

Register for Let’s Be Healthy Together!

The 2017 Wisconsin Indian Education Association Conference titled, MINO-AYAA ‘IDIIWIN: Let’s Be Healthy Together, will be hosted by WIEA’s Northeast Region and is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13, 2017, at The Waters of Minocqua in beautiful Minocqua, WI. The conference includes events at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua and Lake of the Torches Resort Convention Center in Lac du Flambeau, WI.

The 2017 Conference includes early extended programming thanks in part to a partnership between The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or “The Network”, which is a multi-tiered system of compliance activities and improvement supports to address racial disproportionality in special education and the Wisconsin Indian Education Association. On May 11, The Network will hold a training workshop at The Pointe Hotel in Minocqua.

Register Now!

Evaluation Conference begins Tomorrow!

¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference starts tomorrow, March 2, 2017 here in Madison. The event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state.

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Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for more information!

WI 21st CCLC Grant Applications Now Available!

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) grants are now available for use in requesting funding for the 2017-18 school year. The 21st CCLC grant is a federal grant that funds after school programs across the state of Wisconsin. The purposes of the program are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students, particularly students attending low-performing schools, to meet challenging state academic standards
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students
  • Offer the families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development

Public school districts, private schools, charter schools, and community-based organizations (including faith-based organizations) primarily serving students attending schools with 40 percent or more of enrolled students eligible for free or reduced price lunch, or with similar or equivalent economic need, are eligible to apply.

Applications are due on or before March 31, 2017. More information and application materials are available on the department’s CLC website at: https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/clc/grant-information.

 

Midwest Comprehensive Center American Indian Education Newsletter: February 2017

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NEWS AND OPINIONS

State

Arizona: Native American students from the Havasupai tribe in Arizona have brought a lawsuit against the federal government for failing to provide necessary education support. Pacific Standard

California: The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are the only tribal group in the nation awarded a Promise Neighborhood Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Red Bluff Daily News

Kansas: A group of University of Kansas researchers has coauthored a study demonstrating that the ways children learn and speak the language in a Cherokee immersion school are an ongoing process of renewal rather than a return to an idealized notion of “speakerhood.” Phys.org

Minnesota: St. Paul’s 40 elementary schools are on Year 4 of a program to teach all children in St. Paul about the state’s Native peoples, particularly the Dakota. In These Times

Minnesota: The American Indian Education program at Forest Lake Area High School provides students an activity or project focused on the past, present, and future of Native American history, culture, and current events each week. Forest Lake Area

Wyoming: The Wyoming House has passed a bill requiring that the cultural heritage, history, and contemporary contributions of American Indians are addressed in the Wyoming social studies content and performance standards. Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Knowing Our Neighbors: Wisconsin American Indian Nations and Tribal Communities

February 21, 2017

Holiday Inn Stevens Point – Convention Center

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Event Description
Understanding the Wisconsin American Indian educational experience and perspectives has profound implications for both district policies and instructional methodology when transforming systems to educate all students. Through counter-narratives shared by American Indians, learn about the rights, responsibilities, and misinformation surrounding Native people and education.

Apply the Courageous Conversations protocols to examine, recognize and appropriately address the American Indian students’ struggles and emotions connected with educational assimilation; and understand the concepts of “invisible identity” and “walking in two worlds.”

NEW Spring eCourse Offering: Wisconsin American Indian Studies

About the eCourse
The eCourse for Wisconsin American Indian Studies provides an overview to American Indian history, culture, and tribal sovereignty in the state of Wisconsin. This eCourse is designed to introduce both historical and contemporary issues regarding tribal nations and communities within Wisconsin.
Topics dealt with during the course include: early history, the history, the social organization and contemporary condition of Wisconsin’s American Indian people, communities, and nations. Tribal nations and communities highlighted throughout the eCourse include the Chippewa or Ojibwe, Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Potawatomi, Oneida, Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican, Brothertown, and Urban Indians.
For further information about the eCourse requirements, grading, schedule of readings, and homework, please visit the Wisconsin American Indian Studies eCourse web page.

Boys & Girls Club of Shawano #GiveLocal

Dr. Nicole Bowman, advisory board member of the Shawano Chapter of the Boys & Girls Club dropped off a little gift on their first day working with students. Based in Brener School in Shawano, the club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.