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Why it’s tough to recruit American Indian teachers for the schools where they’re needed the most

Throughout my 11 years of teaching, and three semesters of teaching future and current teachers at the college level, I can count on one hand the number of American Indian teachers either already in the field or training to be a teacher. As a Chippewa-Cree woman teaching on a reservation in Montana, I find this disparity frustrating and disheartening. Growing… Read more →

Walking in two worlds: How I learned to humble myself and become an effective reservation teacher

As a brand new teacher, I thought I had the tools I needed to teach any students, any place I found a job. But it only took a month for me in my first licensed teaching position at Two Eagle River School, a tribal alternative school on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, to learn that I was woefully underprepared to… Read more →

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