Indigenizing Education

Infusing Indigenous knowledge, values, languages, histories, and cultures into the PK-20 curriculum is critical to building on the foundational components of Indigenous education. The college understands this process must include Indigenous perspectives established in consultation and partnerships with tribal communities.

What are we doing about it?

The College of Education is:

  • Addressing critical issues facing the culturally responsive education of Native American children in elementary schools through teacher education programs
  • Focusing on the unique needs, concerns, and values of tribal nations in preparing Indigenous educators
  • Developing relations with tribal community colleges and community colleges to identify four-year degree pathways

Who is doing it?

Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Alberto Arenas
Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Jeremy Garcia
Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Perry Gilmore
Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies & Practice, Jameson Lopez
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Sheilah Nicholas
Project Coordinator, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Alyce Sadongei
Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Valerie Shirley
Professor, Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies, Leisy Wyman