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ABOUT NATIVE VILLAGE
Native Village was created as a current
events and national resource for Native
youth, teens, families, educators, and friends. Our bi-weekly publications
include Native Village Youth and Education News and Native Village Opportunities
and Websites. Each issue shares Native news, information, and resources across the Americas and is written
in a condensed, easy-to-read format.
Native Village libraries house links to
scholarships, opportunities and websites. Our archives allow you to browse past issues, and we continually update information in other
areas to help you stay current with Americas' First Nations and People.
Because of modern technology, Native Peoples' diversity, voices, and news is available to anyone having having Internet
access. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your homes, schools, and workplaces. We appreciate your confidence in us.
Greetings to you
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is
Gina Boltz, director and editor of Native Village Publications. I am a
retired elementary and special education teacher from Ohio and
hold both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education.
married to a wonderful man, have two step children, and many
pets, both domestic and wild. My husband and I have
landscaped our property to create a wildlife habitat for native
plants and animals and migrating birds of the endangered Oak
Openings region. Although we live one
mile from the area's largest mall, the work has paid off-- so
far, our "visitors" have included a bald eagle, green
heron, great blue
heron, and many native wildflowers and plants..
No matter how
busy my life is, however, I will always volunteer time for children and those who care about them. Today's youth deserve a
better world, and Native Village is a humble effort to
encourage that world.
Native Village was created to help build bridges among the past,
the present, and the future in a peaceable, honest way. In the
Americas, European invaders have been exterminating Native
Peoples and their cultures for over 500 years. It's time to stop
the destruction and begin the healing. Education is the key.
For children to experience a better future, we must prepare them
for the challenges ahead. Native Village owes its life to
the generosity of friends, Internet news sources, and listserves whose research and contributions make this
publication possible. With the breath of all, we create
winds of knowledge.
grandparents, parents, older siblings, and teachers to read and
discuss appropriate articles with younger
children. Celebrate the positive news, and explore ways to make
the "not-so-positive" news better. Ask questions, brainstorm,
explore Problem-Solving techniques... Let's empower youth of all
races, religions, and cultures to work together.
Thank you again for visiting Native Village website and
publications. I hope that our efforts create more awareness
about what was, what is, and what SHOULD be.
Director, Native Village
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Our research, study and resource collections cover a lot of Internet territory! We do our best to screen all links and
select only those we designate "kidsafe" and appropriate. However, Native Village does not control the content
found on third-party sites, so we are not always aware when content changes. If you discover a link that contains
inappropriate information, please contact us immediately. In addition, please be aware that each linked site
maintains its own independent data collection, policies and procedures. If you visit a Web site linked to from Native
For more information about keeping kids safe online, please read about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Native Village © Gina Boltz
November, 2004 until December, 2006, Native Village was a
recognized 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization under the umbrella
non-profit, the National Heritage Foundation. However, our
relationship with NHF was
terminated --by us --because new tax regulations for
umbrella non-profit organizations under the 2006 Pension
Protection Act did not guarantee that funds would
be disbursed as requested.