ADE Updates and Resources
The Arizona Department of Education developed an interactive tracker to indicate which learning model Arizona schools are utilizing in-person, hybrid, or distance. In the tracker, you will find the learning model status of district and charter schools across Arizona as of December 1, 2020. This data is self-reported to the Arizona Department of Education by Arizona's 15 County Superintendents and individual charter operators and may not be complete. View HERE.
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Indigenous Communities Response, Recovery, and Renewal in a Pandemic Era
Tuesday, December 9th at 9:00 am MST and Wednesday, December 10th at 9:00 am MST – Registration: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=590700&
Join the ASU Office of American Indian Initiatives and the AZ Department of Health Services for an important virtual event to hear from Indigenous voices on how tribal nations and communities have been impacted by COVID-19, the immediate responses that have been taken, the lessons learned in preparation for the next surge. Questions and strategies to consider include the anticipated long-term implications of the pandemic on the health and well-being of Indigenous people and future directions tribes must take to move toward recovery and renewal.
Resources and Updates from OIE Partners and Stakeholders
Morning Star Leaders: Cultural Resiliency 2.0
Morning Star Leaders is honored to launch its encore Cultural Resiliency 2.0 Series (CR_2.0). CR_2.0 is a grant-funded educational to connect Arizona Native American storytellers to youth between 14-24 through storytelling aiming to increase its resiliency among our youth and our communities.
There are no financial fees to participate. Parents/Caregivers will be invited to a follow-up conversation about increasing the conversation with their child(ren). Our series is generously funded by the Arizona Community Foundation.
While the first session date has passed, the CR_2.0 application is open. Apply HERE.
Native American Connections: Youth and Family TREE program
Native American Connections is excited to implement the TREE grant funded by SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration). TREE stands for ‘Treatment, Recovery, Enhancement, and Expansion’. The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents and transitional aged youth (ages 16-25) and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
Learn more HERE.
AIEA Educator’s Award Celebration
Join the Arizona Indian Education Association (AIEA) in celebrating the many professionals who significantly impact American Indian students. On Saturday, February 27, 2021, we will be hosting our Second Annual Educator’s Award Celebration on a virtual platform. AIEA highly encourages you to nominate an educator who passionately and proactively supports American Indian students.
Nominations must be received by January 15, 2021. All awardees must be virtually present for this celebration event. Awardees will be notified by January 29, 2021. Nomination forms are available HERE.