Native Village Youth and Education News
September 2009


Tribal Council selects ASU project for use in schools
Corey Schubert
Condensed by Native Village

Arizona: The Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council will use Arizona State's Urban American Indian Early Education Pilot Project in their elementary schools.

The program is for Native American children ages 3-4 and their families. The culturally appropriate curriculum was developed by the Indigenous Early Intervention Alliance (IEIA). It is designed to enhance school-readiness skills, promote school achievement in later years, and support family involvement in children's education.

"This is an example of building a relationship between ASU and nearby Native American tribes," says Asst. Prof. Mike Niles from ASU's Office of American Indian Projects.

ASU's American Indian Projects founded the Indigenous Early Intervention Alliance. The IEIA promotes effective early education in Native American and Indigenous communities across the world.

ASU's Office of American Indian Projects works to identify, recruit and support students interested in working with American Indian communities. It also assists tribal governments in developing policies that affect their people.

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