Our goal is to support all Native students to achieve academically through culturally responsive practices and provide opportunities to connect culturally.
Community partnerships with local Urban Indian organizations and higher education institutions allow us to provide the following programs for our Native students each year:
- Native American Graduation Program: a collaboration with area colleges and programs working with Native American students graduating from high school, college and GED programs each year.
- Making College the Norm: a program for middle school students that helps them learn about higher education. Students visit local colleges and engage in fun activities to find out about their programs and how to become a college student.
- Indian Youth Summer Program: five-week program each summer open to students in grades 1 through 8 that focuses on reading, math, culture and physical education. Students are taken on a field trip each week.
- Native Wellness Night: is a collaboration with Native Project/Native Health, Title VI Indian Education and the Empire Health Foundation. It is offered Tuesday evenings, each school year at Spokane Public Montessori & Medicine Wheel Center, 1300 W. Knox, and is free and open to all.
- Native Project Wellness Night will resume October 2020. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 Wellness Night will be facilitated via virtual platform; for example via Zoom. Stay tuned for and updated calendar coming soon!!
Title VI Indian Education: supports elementary, middle and high school students in the district to help them achieve academically by providing identified students with mentors, tutors, and opportunities to engage in cultural practices such as:
- Learn about and cook local Indigenous traditional foods
*We receive funding for every Native student with a completed 506 form. Therefore, it is extremely important to complete.