Let's Talk Indigenous Education
Let's Talk New Mexico 8/2 8a: Research shows that learning about one's own history and culture can keep students engaged and lead to better educational outcomes. A recent court ruling found New Mexico's Public Education Department is failing its Native American students, in part by not providing adequate culturally relevant materials. Did you have access to Native American Studies or classes taught in your Native language? How can New Mexico public schools work with tribes to better serve American Indian students? We'd like to hear from you! Call in during the show, email us at LetsTalk@kunm.org, or comment on Twitter with the hashtage #LetsTalkNM.
- Kara Bobroff (Navajo/Lakota), executive director of the Native American Community Academy Inspired Schools Network
- Trisha Moquino (from the villages of Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh and Santo Domingo), co-founder and education director of the Keres Children’s Learning Center
- Dr. Glenabah Martinez (Taos/Diné), Associate Professor of Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies at the UNM College of Education
- Mac Hall, (Cherokee) founder of the National Indian Youth Leadership Project and developer of Project Venture