The NACA Inspired Schools Network (NISN) is building a movement of students, families, and educators to create and support excellent schools that are relevant to the communities they serve.  NISN works with fellows who are committed to ensuring education is supportive of Indigenous communities throughout the country and that create strong leaders who are academically prepared, secure in their identities, and healthy.

This Resource Hub was developed with the intention of sharing the best practices and resources that have been found and developed for Indigenous students.

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This is a chance to revitalize community and culture, foster
cultural competence, and create lasting positive change.

                 — Kayla Begay (Diné), NISN Fellow and Founder of the Dził Dit Ł'ooí School of Empowerment, Action and Perseverance (DEAP) in Navajo, NM

Holistic Wellness

Relationships

Academic Excellence

Core Values

Identity

American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian and global Indigenous communities are reclaiming schools and education to improve the opportunities and outcomes of indigenous students and generations to come. 

  • Modeling

  • Service Learning

  • Connection to Student Behavior

  • Cultural Safety

  • Relevant Curriculum

  • Self-Exploration

  • Creative Expression

  • Language

  • Indigenizing Content

  • Rigorous Content

  • Leadership Opportunities

  • Authentic and Applied Learning

  • Planning

  • Balance

  • Connection to Land

  • Kinesthetic Learning

  • Whole Self

  • Student to Wider Community

  • Student to Family

  • Student to Teacher

  • Student to Student

What is Indigenous Education?

Content Areas

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