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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s American Indian students continue to lead the nation in math and reading scores. The 2015 National Indian Education Study (NIES) released today shows significant gains in reading for Oklahoma fourth-graders, who scored 19 points above the national average.
To read the entire article, courtesy of Ponca City Now, click here.
Havasupai Elementary, one of the many tribal schools that are facing poverty, high drop out rate, and some of the worst conditions on reservations is taking action against the U.S. Sheldon Manakaja, a council member said, “you have eighth graders reading and writing on a second-third-grade level.” The condition of the building reported mold, asbestos, faulty electrical systems, structural problems, and other deficiencies throughout the school. The Trump administration as not claimed a position on these schools. Nor has the Interior Department.
To read the entire article from The New York Times, click here.
Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) and Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) have partnered with the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F). Through their team efforts they have pushed for the initiative of youth-led physical fitness and wellness efforts across Indian Country. The event is NB3FIT Day on November 13m 2016. The eligibility requirements: any groups, tribes, organizations, businesses, communities, and families who wish to host a fit day event. To become a participant fill out the form: Gen-I Youth Challenge Event Registration.
There are K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade student categories.
Fall contest entries are due by Nov. 30th and Spring entries by April 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This opportunity is available to youth ages 14-24. To be eligible to attend to the conference, youth must:
1) Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe;
2) Take the Gen-I Challenge (if you have already taken the Gen-I Challenge – that’s perfectly fine!); and
3) Complete this application by the August 22 deadline.
Click here to access the application