To the Teacher in a Native American Community
| The goal of the
Cradleboard Teaching Project is to raise self-identity and self-esteem
in present and future generations of Indian children by putting Native
American educators into the driver's seat of delivering accurate and enriching
teaching materials into the hands of teachers in all American schools.
The Cradleboard Teaching Project provides an aboriginally developed and enhanced interactive multi-media Native studies curriculum for use in elementary through high school level.
|Instead of studying
dead text handed down by generations of unknowledgeable educators, Mainstream
kids can now partner with a distant Native class, as both study Indian
culture together. The children use the new interactive technologies alongside
traditional methods of delivery.
It is our hope that the positive effect of the distant partnering will also result in cultural bridges at the local level, smoothing the way for good interaction between Indian and Non-Indian children who are neighbors.
Now at last the brilliance and contributions of Native American educators and cultural resource persons can be shared with those beyond our own communities, to shine a light on the positive realities of which you are already a part, for the benefit of children near and far.
©2002 Nihewan Foundation