ResourcesResources that focus on American Indian educational and cultural information; includes funding and a directory of California Indian Education Centers.
California Tribal Communities
Resources and information pertaining to the 109 federally recognized Native American tribes in California.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) American Indian Education Resources
Information and resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and California’s American Indian community.
American Indian Education Centers Calendar of Events
Webinars, conferences, and other events hosted by partners of the California Department of Education (CDE) related to California's American Indian community.
American Indian Education Oversight Committee
Public notices, agendas, and other related information for the American Indian Education Oversight Committee.
American Indian Education Center Program: Report to the Governor and the Legislature 2016
This report is required by California Education Code Section 33384, for the American Indian Education Center Program.
Indian Education Centers
Directory of American Indian Education Centers in California listed by the county in which they are located.
California Healthy Kids Survey
This is the 2018–19 results for the American Indian Education Center's California Healthy Kids Survey.
Available funding and lists of currently funded agencies for American Indian Education programs, including Tobacco-Use Prevention Education.
Team California for Healthy Kids
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school agencies, early childhood programs, and communities. The campaign will focus on making healthy choices the easy choices.
Understanding the American Indian Student in Your Classroom Today
California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond invites you to honor and celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a webinar series to understand American Indian - Alaskan Native (AIAN) students and community today.
Native Knowledge 360° - Interactive Teaching Resources (si.edu) is an initiative of the National Museum of the American Indian , which offers free virtual field trips. These live and interactive programs led by a museum educator focus on specific topics in Indigenous histories, cultures, and contemporary lives. For pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) offers a free online professional learning series on culturally responsive instruction for Native American students.
Harvard University prepared a report, “Cultivated Ground (PDF),” outlining effective teaching practices for Native students in a public high school.
American Indians of Colorado: Snapshots in Time is provided by the Denver Public School’s Indian Education department. It offers classroom material on the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Ute, and Puebloans.
Native Village offers articles, essays, educational materials, links and an online newspaper concerning contemporary issues entitled “Native Village Youth and Education News.” Native Village also offers updates on grants and other opportunities. Their Native Library is a wonderful resource broken down into topics such as: Animals Library; Arts and Crafts Library; Books, Literature, Storytelling; Clothes, Food, Shelter; Current Events; Earth and Environment; Elders, Leader and Heroes; European Invasion; Games and Sports; Health, History and Traditions; Media; Music and Dance; Plants; and its award-winning Native Language Library.
COVID-19 Resources for Native American Communities
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health now has over 100 resources available on our web-based COVID-19 resources library. Resources include fact sheets, social media messages, videos, radio scripts, and podcasts for use by Native American communities.
Addressing Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Youth: Final Report Mathematica Policy Research
This report contains descriptions of summaries of the evidence base for each intervention. This report also contains recommendations, research and policy implications for advancing existing and developing new programs that can improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Professional organization made up of 32 tribal colleges whose mission is to support the work of these colleges and the national movement for tribal self-determination.
Association of Recovery Schools
Recovery high schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency.
Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive
This report was created as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative created by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Background Information on Trauma Among American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities
The National Congress of American Indian Policy Research Center developed a resource that emphasized the growing recognition of trauma among American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.
Childhood Trauma Series in Indian Country (PDF)
This series offers information about stressors, trauma responses, and effective treatments for American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth, their parents, and other family members.
Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
This Center provides communities, clinicians, policy-makers, and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.
Historical Trauma and Suicide
A presentation made available by the Indian Health Service.
How Native American Children Benefit from Trauma-Informed Schools
This is an article regarding a meeting that was part of an approach developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, and other organizations to address the psychological and educational consequences of trauma.
Idea Guides for Family Preservation
These guides were developed by the Administration for Native Americans in partnership with the Native Wellness Institute. The guides are intended to be an opportunity for trainers to best fit the community and families with whom they are working.
Indian Country Child Trauma Center
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.
Indian Land Tenure Foundation - Lessons of Our Land
Lessons of Our Land is an interdisciplinary Indian land curriculum designed to align with existing state standards and is adaptable to include the history and culture of the region’s Indian nations. The Indian Land Tenure Foundation provides free Indian land tenure curriculum for all educational levels.
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's dedication to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
California's Native American lands, tribes, artists, powwows, and other information.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
Extensive resources on Native Americans.
National Native Children's Trauma Center
The National Native Children's Trauma Center is a Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation Center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network focused on increasing service providers' ability to respond to the trauma-related needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth in culturally appropriate ways.
Suicide Prevention in Rural, Tribal Communities: The Intersection of Challenge and Possibility
An article that appeared in the Journal of Rural Mental Health and was produced by the National Native Children's Trauma Center.
The RISE Channel
Native youth of Resources for Indian Student Education, Inc. (RISE) continue to make connections with Earth, stewardship, community and culture with leadership in prevention projects funded by CDE Tobacco Use Prevention Education funding for American Indian Education Centers in California. Amid commercialism that dishonors ancient medicine, high rates of suicide, violence and alcohol/substance abuse Native youth in the RISE program set out to bring awareness through short video that honor traditions around the phrase Friends Don’t Let Friends Abuse the Medicine. The youth continue to bring important messages forward and share those on the RISE Channel, designed by On Native Ground.
A systemic practice model that addresses the aftermath of violence and trauma within the context of a natural environment—Head Start classrooms.
US Department of Education Office of Indian Education
Under Title VII of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Indian education programs are authorized to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes, and other entities to meet the special educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
What is Trauma? A Guide for Parents
Trauma is an emotional or physical reaction to an event that is witnessed or experienced by a child or adolescent and is disturbing to them. This is a guide for parents.