American Indian and Alaska Native students hold valuable cultural assets that support their learning. Our team helps you build on those strengths and improve Native student outcomes using a culturally responsive and sustaining approach. Leveraging our expertise in Native education and your community knowledge, we develop research and evaluation projects, professional development, and curricula that center Tribal culture, history, and ways of knowing. Whether you want to support Native educators, engage Native communities, or teach Native language and culture, we co-create solutions that honor Tribal sovereignty and help Native students thrive.
Native Education Specialties
Education Northwest Senior Fellow Denise Juneau talks about the lasting legacy of Indian Education for All and the power of culturally responsive education.
Many Native students do not receive the services they are entitled to, simply because they are not identified as Native when they enroll in school.
An infographic that offers strategies for educators to build their awareness of these cultural traditions and address the needs of this often-overlooked student population.
Mandy Smoker Broaddus writes about Oregon S.B. 13 as a way for tribal peoples to have their presence validated across the state and in classrooms.
Culturally responsive systems are the key to improving outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native students in school and in life.