Native American Educational Resources
Native American K-12 Innovative Projects
Native American Cultural Curriculum Projects/Resources
Native American Mentoring Programs and Resources
Native American K-12 Network Models
Indigenous Youth Projects
Native American Language Resources
The first three sites below have the most extensive listings to explore.
Native American K-12 Innovative Projects
- NativeWeb Educational resources
Nine educational categories. The K-12 listing includes a Navajo
Classroom Grandmother program and a Four Winds program for students
- Indian Education, Tribal Colleges and Native Studies Programs
Includes listings of over 100 Indian education resource sites, plus listings
of Indian education organizations, Indian student organizations, K-12
schools and programs.
- Index of Native American Indigenous Knowledge Resources on the Internet
Includes sites for life sciences, astronomy, math and the physical
- Useful Links for Tribal Librarians, by Elaine Cubbins
Includes funding sources for tribal libraries, training and tools,
archives and bibliographies, and more. Elaine also maintains
"Techniques for Evaluating Native American Web Sites"
A very important resource.
- Native American Home-school Association
Saving Our Culture For Our Children Through Our Children
- Native Child Pre-3 Curriculum
Curriculum Material for Preschools With a Focus on Native
American Tribes Resources for the Classroom PreK-3. Designed for
three-to five year old children in Native American Head Start Centers
and Preschools, NativeChild's goal is to affirm the Indian child's
culture and identity in a positive way through a curriculum that
builds self confidence and a sense of belonging. The resources are also
developed to help non- native childhood professionals promote
multicultural understanding of Native Americans for both teachers
- ERIC Native Education Directory
Organizations and Resources for Educators of Native Americans listed in
five sections which include International, National, and Multistate
Nongovernmental Organizations and Federal Programs. Section 1.1 offers
"Advocacy, Networking, and Reform Resources" and Section 1.4 offers
"Youth Leadership, Mentoring, and Service Resources".
- Thinkquest Pow-Wow Page
Three high school kids (one Native) from New Mexico won second prize
in the Social Studies category for this exemplary instructional web site
which teaches about Pow-wows of the Southwest Native Americans!
Includes sound files of singers and drummers!
Taos Pueblo Day School
Creative works from youth at the Taos Pueblo Day School
See the student projects and online student newsletter!
Fifth-grade storytelling http://www.laplaza.org/edu/tpds/stories
- I*EARN projects (International Education and Resource Network)
Thousands of schools from over 80 countries participating!
I*EARN Projects listing
See the Indigenous Arts exchange and the First Peoples Project.
Elementary indigenous students worldwide share their art work via
fax technologies, supported by Email. Fifth graders at the Taos
Pueblo Day school (above) participated with great excitement!
- Alaska Native Art Virtual Museum
Select the Alaskan Native Art virtual Museum. Great work by
elementary students. A winning entry in the International Cyberfair
http://www.gsh.org (Select Collaborative projects)
Cyberfair is an international project-based competition where students create web pages
showcasing various school/community synergies in eight categories. Here is a link to the
Choctaw Tribal School's winning Cyberfair entry; http://cyberfair.gsn.org/pres/index.htm
And heres their main school homepage; The Choctaw Vision http://www.choctaw.org
The Choctaw Tribal Schools are also involved with the I*EARN First Peoples Art Project.
The lead teacher is Bob Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) The significance of participating in a
global competition, and winning recognition for their work, is a key replicable feature of
Internet competitions and activities. The students literally feel they are championing the cause
of their culture and develop great pride in their multimedia depictions of their culture.
- How Our Hawaiian Islands Were Formed
Elementary students National Thinkquest Junior Winning Entry! An
inspiring example for elementary students everywhere on how they can
use the web to tell THEIR story.
- A Virtual Tour of the National Museum of the American Indian Exhibitions (Smithsonian)
Youth have created an exceptional Native American museum model
using special imaging tools! This was part of the 4Directions challenge
grant involving over 30 Native American schools.
- Leo Ussak Elementary School
One of the most advanced Native School web sites out there!
Note their community technology center, student projects, newsletter
and more! Models a wide variety of wonderful ideas and capabilities
and is an excellent model to inspire other schools! Well worth
- Mt. Edgecumbe Native Boarding School, Sitka, Alaska
An exceptional model for electronic student portfolios and includes a
student-written tutorial on how to create such portfolios. The school is
expanding their entrepreneurship emphasis. The students creativity is
- Galena Charter School, Interior Distance Learning for Alaska (IDEA) and the Yukon-Koyukuk School District
The Native village of Galena created a distance learning project "Interior
Distance Education of Alaska, (IDEA)" involving over 3,000 home
schoolers Alaska-wide via Internet, to become the 7th largest school
district in Alaska, 250 miles from the nearest road system with a local
population of around 300. Ten Native villages received 2-way Internet
satellite systems. Includes the technology intensive Project Education
Native Charter School.
- Pueblo Project; A Global Learning Collaboratory and A Virtual Learning Community
Funded by Xerox Parc in association with the University of Phoenix,
this is an exceptionally significant project using new collaborative
tools (MUDS and MOOS) with elementary Native American students.
- For more Native K-12 innovation examples, including Cyberfair and Thinkquest see
Native American Cultural Curriculum Projects and Resources
- Evaluation Guidelines for Web Sites about American Indian Peoples
Native American Mentoring Projects and Resources
- 4Directions Mentoring Project
Native American K-12 Educational Network Models
- Aboriginal Youth Network
Indigenous Youth Projects
- Futures for Childrenhttp://www.futuresforchildren.org
Futures for Children works to improve the well-being of American Indian
children. We teach self-help skills and community development strategies
in reservation communities, and help mentors from around the country
encourage American Indian students to stay and succeed in school.
- Junior Summithttp://www.jrsummit.net
Ambassadors of a New Digital Culture. An important project designed to
give laptops to 1000 indigenous children for one year and to bring them to
a global conference to share what they've learned about applications of their
computers and Internet connections.
Native American Language Sites
- Lisa Mitten's Language links