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White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education | U.S. Department of Education

White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education | U.S. Department of Education | Woksape U | Scoop.it
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This direct initiative begins with the foundations instilled in our youth. To have direct support from Washington shows the priorities in which have been assessed. Eager to see what is to come with this and potentially try and help out too. 

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Lakota Nation Invitational Feature – Gabe Desrosiers Jr. epitomizes student / athlete | NDNSPORTS

Lakota Nation Invitational Feature – Gabe Desrosiers Jr. epitomizes student / athlete | NDNSPORTS | Woksape U | Scoop.it
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A personal friend of mine, Gabe Desrosiers Jr. is a prime example of a WoksapeU student. He is both a student/athlete and a dancer. Working and striving towards his individual success and leading his team in the Lakota Nation Invite (LNI), we wish him the best of success this holiday. 

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Cultural Support Helps Native American Students Stay in College

Cultural Support Helps Native American Students Stay in College | Woksape U | Scoop.it
MADISON, WISCONSIN - Upstairs from a dining hall on a ...
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Relational experience is essential for students to succeed. Check out how colleges are counteracting the experience to retain Native American students. 

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How the stories of Native American youths made Obama cry in the Oval Office

How the stories of Native American youths made Obama cry in the Oval Office | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Obama met in North Dakota with young people who spoke of lives affected by suicide, poverty and homelessness.
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Obama has been one of the most active Presidents in counteracting and actively listening to problems that Native Americans face. He has done an outstanding job in regards to bringing about certain awareness and recognition to addressing these issues. 

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KU creates part-time position to help Native-American students

KU creates part-time position to help Native-American students | Woksape U | Scoop.it
The University of Kansas is creating a part-time position to better facilitate the Haskell Exchange Program and support Native-American students.
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The panel that I help set up brought about issues pertaining to Native Americans within Higher Education. DIrect Initiative is essential for WoksapeU and this is only the beginning....  

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Creating and Supporting Diversity in Higher Education Pt. 1 - YouTube

Ada Meloy, general counsel for the American Council on Education, moderates a panel discussion hosted by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on Sep...
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The specifics pertaining to this panel is essential in creating the necessary foundation and support for the enhancement of minority success within Higher Education. 

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Indian Education Makes Enormous Strides at NIEA Convention

Indian Education Makes Enormous Strides at NIEA Convention | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Consultation, accountability and transparency were the call-to-arms at the National Indian Education Convention held earlier this month in Alaska.
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Native student success needs younger engagement, advocate says - The Volante

Native student success needs younger engagement, advocate says - The Volante | Woksape U | Scoop.it
The key to Native American student success on a college campus begins in elementary school, says a long-time South Dakota educator. Lionel Bordeaux has been president of Sinte Gleska University, one of the first tribal colleges in the country, since 1973, but he was at the University of South Dakota Monday to talk about challenges faced by Native American students pursuing a …
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What to Know About Federally Run Indian Schools

What to Know About Federally Run Indian Schools | Woksape U | Scoop.it
The federal government finances 183 schools and dormitories for Native American children on or near reservations in 23 states. The schools are some of the nation's lowest performing. An effort is underway to improve them. Five things to know about the Interior Department's Bureau of...
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It is essential to know about the importance of Federally Run Indian schools...Look at the other article that addresses the "failture" of these said schools. Knowledge is importance but awareness is essential. 

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Native Appropriations

Native Appropriations | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Examining Representations of Indigenous Peoples
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Native Appropriation is essential to counteract the common and frequency of Cultural Misappropriation. We need to educate those who keep making this ill-advised mistake and know the implications of which the decsion they are making and how it is affecting millions. 

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REPRESENT - Jingle Dance - Kayla Gebeck - YouTube

Kayla Gebeck, Red Lake Ojibwe, studies linguistics and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. Cinematography by Hillary Abe. Music by Little Otter. Th...
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An exact representation for balance between cultural and academic endeavors. Maintaining identity is essential while committing to academics. Know yourself and know what you stand for. Great piece of work. 

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Education Week: Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity

Education Week: Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity | Woksape U | Scoop.it
On most measures of educational success, Native American students trail every other racial and ethnic subgroup of students. Education Week explores why.
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A brief but descriptive insight on the state of American Indian Education. 

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OSU Makes Effort to Recruit Native Students to Medicine, Science Careers

OSU Makes Effort to Recruit Native Students to Medicine, Science Careers | Woksape U | Scoop.it
OSU Center for Health Sciences is recruiting more American Indian high school and college students into medicine and science careers.
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Oklahoma State already does a fantastic job at recruiting Native American students. With over 2,000 students now and numbers significantly increasing- other Universities (KU) need to recognize this need and implement similar objectives instead of rewarding athletics. 

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UNITY "25 UNDER 25" Honorees Announced

UNITY "25 UNDER 25" Honorees Announced | Woksape U | Scoop.it
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Outstanding individuals who showcase a Woksape U degree. These people are making an impact and will continue to succeed for the betterment of their friends, family, and their community. 

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The Failure of Tribal Schools

The Failure of Tribal Schools | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Despite being seen as a way up for Native Americans, tribal colleges often fail to produce results. With high costs and low graduation rates their existence is being questioned.
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Failure does not necessitate the ability of tribal schools commitment to its students. Those teachers are dedicated individuals who show excellence in maintaining sustainability for future success. 

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White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education | U.S. Department of Education

White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education | U.S. Department of Education | Woksape U | Scoop.it
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This direct initiative begins with the foundations instilled in our youth. To have direct support from Washington shows the priorities in which have been assessed. Eager to see what is to come with this and potentially try and help out too. 

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Athletes Bring Higher Education Awareness to Native Americans - Higher Education

Athletes Bring Higher Education Awareness to Native Americans - Higher Education | Woksape U | Scoop.it
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These individuals have shown excellence through sports and inspiration to many young Native American athletes. They are proponents for higher education and are TRUE models in which our youth so abide by. WoksapeU is proud to recognize these ladies as they continue their jounery. Pictured is Jude and Shoni Schimmel

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The Final Indian War in America About to Begin

The Final Indian War in America About to Begin | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Notes from Indian Country
By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)
© Native Sun News


(Note: This column will appear before the Senate votes on the Keystone XL Pipeline. The House has already approved the construction of the Pipeline)

South Dakota's Repu...
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This story is great because it shows the dedication Native Americans have to uphold their future over anything. The KXL pipeline is just one obstacle of many in which every Native American people must come together. 

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No Honor in Racism - YouTube

The word “redskins” is racist and profane. Get involved by sharing this video with friends, letting the NFL and the Washington football team know what you th...
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Powerful ad counteracting the Redskins debate. This is an effecitve peace of work because it highlights the severity of others opinions in regards to this racial term used by a professional sports team. 

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Home

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Clothing inspired towards the revitalization of Native American culture within modernism culture we live in today 

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In Native schools, hope and fears about new nationwide standards | Hechinger Report

In Native schools, hope and fears about new nationwide standards | Hechinger Report | Woksape U | Scoop.it

The gap between how Native students and white students perform academically is the widest in the country based on test scores, graduation rates and college enrollments. While Hispanic and black students are narrowing the differences between their test scores and those of white students, the gap for Native students, which includes American Indians and Alaska Natives, has stayed constant in reading and widened in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a national standardized test.


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Comcast and NBCUniversal Donate $5M in Advertising to the College Fund

Comcast and NBCUniversal Donate $5M in Advertising to the College Fund | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Comcast and NBCUniversal is partnering with the College Fund to further the cause of Native American higher education with a donation of $5 million.
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Good gesture to improve Native Americans students opportunity with substantial amount of money leading to a wide variety and likelihood of more to be chosen for scholarships for higher education. 

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Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $60,000 to American Indian College Fund

Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $60,000 to American Indian College Fund | Woksape U | Scoop.it
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REPRESENT - Singing on Campus - Ft. Lewis College - YouTube

Ft. Lewis College students Sherri Willeto, Diné, Sociology Major/minor in Native American studies; Teahonna James, Tlingit/Athabaskan, Humanities; and Marian...
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Demonstration of culture and knowledge on Fort Lewis College. 

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Money will target higher ed for Native Americans

Money will target higher ed for Native Americans | Woksape U | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – South Dakota State University will receive a $3.6 million grant from the White House to promote access to college and graduation for
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Allocation of funds for the betterment of Native American education within USD. Good recruitment tool as well! 

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The Redskins' Name - Catching Racism

The Redskins' Name - Catching Racism | Woksape U | Scoop.it
Jason Jones discovers that the Washington Redskins' team name is racist.
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Ryan Redcorn is featured in this excerpt. Great piece of satire aiming at the Redskins debate. 

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