2018 Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship recipient Camille Wynecoop sees her master’s program in curriculum and instruction at the University of Idaho as a step toward a dream job that involves serving as an education leader in a Native community, helping families reunify with their children and educating parents on child development.
Northwest Matters Blog
By Elijah Moreno | November 6, 2018
Legislation that establishes tribal K-12 schools is a step toward honoring meaningful self-determination policy for Native people, writes Elijah Moreno on our blog.
It's also a way to develop meaningful tribe-state partnerships that emphasize teaching Native languages and embedding Native culture into curricula and schools, which can improve outcomes for all students.
"We should always ask ourselves how we can better affirm tribal sovereignty in all realms, not just education,"Moreno writes. "It is a legal imperative—and a moral one."