Indigenous People


The following resources include projects and conversations that contribute to awareness and inclusion of indigenous visions of education.
Resources

The Critical Role of Early Educators in Sustaining Endangered Languages and Cultures

by Barb Carlson, Carolyn Codopony, Karma Gayleg, and Tere Gilbert

Stories and perspectives from Bhutan, Canada, the United States and New Zealand demonstrate the importance, challenges and strategies related to preserving diverse languages and cultures, and the unique role that early education can play in that process.

Article provided by Exchange Magazine

Indigenous Children’s Rights: Equality, Inclusion, Human Development

By Martha Llanos, PhD. A presentation to the World Forum Foundation, May 2011

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Mission

To contribute to a global awareness that values the engagement of Indigenous vision of education.

Leadership Team and History

From Coloured Blocks to Rabbit Snares

“From Coloured Blocks to Rabbit Snares,” an article by Libby Stoker-Lavelle in Cottage North magazine, features our own Barb Carlson discussing ways they’ve transformed their early childhood education training courses to include a greater focus on indigenous culture integration

Design and Nature: Considerations from the Indigenous People’s Action Group

Considerations on Nature and Design from the Indigenous People’s Action Group

“Place the Children’s Hands on the Earth”

By Peggy McCloud, with Scott Bilstad and Sara Gilliam (Exchange Magazine, Nov/Dec 2018)

With the help of strong connections to nature and the land, language and culture thrive at Grandview Early Learning Center, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Washington, United States.

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“Systems Building and Early Care in a Rural Native American Community”

by Kim Nall (Exchange Magazine, March/April 2017)

Partnerships with federal and state programs, professional and cultural associations, and especially the local community and families are key to success for the Colusa Indian Community’s Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center in California, United States.

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