SHI TO SPONSOR CULTURAL ORIENTATION SERIES FOR EDUCATORS
September 6, 2018
The program, Thru the Cultural Lens, is a cultural-connectedness project for educators and pays a stipend to participants who complete the seminars.
“Research has shown that Native culturally-responsive programs are associated with improved academic performance, decreased dropout rates and improved school attendance,” said SHI President Rosita Worl. “The more that teachers understand the Native worldview, the better they are able to serve our children.”
The fall program will offer 32 hours of cultural orientation through four seminars in September and October. SHI will accept eight secondary-level educators and current or incoming school board members who have not participated in previous SHI cultural-orientation seminars. SHI currently is seeking additional funds to expand the program to other Southeast Alaska communities.
Educators may register at https://tinyurl.com/yb6a5qkt. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. This program is funded by Sealaska Heritage Institute and the U.S. Dept. of Education Alaska Native Education Program.
Sealaska Heritage is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research and advocacy that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars and a Native Artists Committee. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.
CONTACT: Amy Fletcher, SHI Media and Publications Director, 907.586.9116, firstname.lastname@example.org.