Strengthening Tribal-State Relations (2017)
In 2013, Wisconsin was selected to receive $34 million in federal grant dollars for education and early childhood development initiatives through the federal Race to the Top—Early Challenge Grant (RTT-ELC). The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council was awarded $548,000 to coordinate the implementation of the project.
Project objectives included:
- Establish a structure to improve communication and resource sharing among tribal nations, state agencies, early childhood programs, and associations.
- Develop strategies for improving coordination of early childhood professional development efforts.
Family and Child Education (FACE)
Administers programs in 46 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded schools. It was designed as a family literacy program. It provides an integrated model for an early childhood/parental involvement program for American Indian families in BIE-funded schools.
The National Indian Parent Information Center (NIPIC)
A non-profit national organization that provides information on disability issues for Native family members who have children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS)
A non-profit community parent resource center for families who live in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado who have American Indian children with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs from birth to age 26 years old.
National Indian Head Start Directors Association (NIHSDA)
A professional organization which promotes and supports high quality comprehensive early childhood development and education services for Native Americans in the United States and Canada.
Indian Education for All (IEFA) in Early Childhood
Montana Office of Public Instruction's collection of culturally responsive instructional resources.