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Community Listening Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Tess G
33:41
I would like to suggest we give the compost away for free, I’m reading the book “braiding sweet grass “ and the native philosophy is we continue the circle of gifting what was given to us from Mother Earth.
Fern Naomi Renville
33:49
http://learninginplaces.org/for-families/
Fern Naomi Renville
34:55
I have led outdoor programming at DBS w native students since 2010.
Fern Naomi Renville
35:36
Via RES during my leadership there and independently as a land-based educator.
Fern Naomi Renville
36:15
https://education.uw.edu/news/tellers-new-story
Vivian A
37:14
that sounds like a great program for healing I hope I can get my daughter Kyrina into this preschool when she turns three we are a Urban Native family
Fern Naomi Renville
38:46
The Learning In Places resources & curriculum is born directly out of the work we began at DBS.
Fern Naomi Renville
41:09
All done by Natives, too.
Fern Naomi Renville
43:06
When I was the director of RES, I raised funds to provide transportation to DBS for all 50 RES students (chartered SPS buses & drivers). The money is out there. Without transportation to DBS provided, Native students have no real access to DBS programming.
Tess G
44:02
I agree with Fern, we need to get transportation back please
Fern Naomi Renville
44:34
RES polled members of the Native Youth Collaborative and Indian Ed managers. EVERYONE listed transportation as the #1 barrier to access.
Trina Nonis
45:06
That was what I wanted to know. How are you going to ensure this school is accessible to native children. Most don't live near DBS.
Fern Naomi Renville
45:11
The Seattle Parks neighborhood councils have discretionary funds.
Fern Naomi Renville
45:39
They funded 100% of our needs.
Tess G
45:56
The challenge with head start is its only a half day program 4 days a week. Our families need full day 5 days a week school for their kiddos
Fern Naomi Renville
45:56
You’ve got to go ask them.
Tess G
47:00
We social distanced our busses when covid started
Fern Naomi Renville
48:06
All of the programming I’ve offered has been 100% free of cost and designed 100% FOR Native students. Because otherwise you end up w NO NATIVE STUDENTS.
Fern Naomi Renville
48:33
Paying customers will always receive priority everything.
Fern Naomi Renville
48:56
Why open before we’re ready then?!
Fern Naomi Renville
49:49
If the foundation hasn’t been laid to actually make this accessible to Native students, WHY OPEN?
Fern Naomi Renville
50:53
Black and Native is Native.
Trina Nonis
51:33
What's the demographic of all classes currently?
Trina Nonis
51:52
Not just the outdoor class
Fern Naomi Renville
52:26
It’s not like this hasn’t been tried before. No transportation = no Native students.
Fern Naomi Renville
53:31
Are you aware of the academic research data re Native classrooms & teachers?
Fern Naomi Renville
54:41
So no American Indian Tribal families?
Fern Naomi Renville
55:09
Within the outdoor program?
Fern Naomi Renville
55:45
The outdoor program is what I’m invested in.
Fern Naomi Renville
56:22
That’s what we’re always told, isn’t it?
Fern Naomi Renville
57:12
What are your criteria for judging the success of the outdoor program?
Fern Naomi Renville
57:51
But what if those happy children aren’t Native?
Fern Naomi Renville
58:59
Isn’t enrolling American Indian Tribal students the TOP PRIORITY of an Indigenous program drawing on the knowledge and blood, sweat, and tears of American Indians?
Trina Nonis
01:01:09
Are you talking to the families in the Ina Maka program who have children that are preschool aged and offering them priority enrollment?
Tess G
01:01:17
I feel like both my comments were not yet addressed
Fern Naomi Renville
01:01:32
That’s a great question, Trina!
Fern Naomi Renville
01:03:06
Making Ndn kids charity cases in our own community organizations is a reflection of colonial thinking.
Fern Naomi Renville
01:04:26
But those folks aren’t in the outdoor program.
Trina Nonis
01:05:28
Indian. :)
Fern Naomi Renville
01:18:41
💓💓💓💓
Fern Naomi Renville
01:21:27
Transportation is CRITICAL.
Fern Naomi Renville
01:22:12
So many of my students went to DBS preschool!
Fern Naomi Renville
01:23:14
Love that.
Fern Naomi Renville
01:23:47
We’ll gain more champions by giving it away than selling it.
Fern Naomi Renville
01:24:11
Roger’s kids went to DBS preschool.
Roger Fernandes
01:25:30
My daughter went to the first preschool class. We have history with the program. We have a story we can share. The community needs to hear the many student/family stories. The students will then become a part of the life of the program. And the community.
Vivian A
01:25:51
yes thank you for having this event
Vivian A
01:26:10
I am just learning about this program
Trina Nonis
01:26:22
Oglala
Jen Plecki
01:26:37
Ojibwe
Fern Naomi Renville
01:26:57
We all love our babies so much!! And want good things for them.
Vivian A
01:28:16
We are Kalispel tribe and Coast Salish Cowichan and this would help with healing being away from our reservations in Seattle thank you for opening this outdoor program it sounds great
Fern Naomi Renville
01:28:39
Pidamaye to Nick and Cynthia and preschool crew!
Cynthia Savini
01:29:10
Klecko Fern
Fern Naomi Renville
01:31:15
It’s not impossible at all to find a free Native preschool.
Fern Naomi Renville
01:31:23
To fund
Roger Fernandes
01:32:42
Roger-Lower Elwha Klallam and Makah
Trina Nonis
01:36:01
I do Fern! :)
Trina Nonis
01:39:20
I have a quick Valentine story before we go.
Fern Naomi Renville
01:40:01
Thank you, Talia
Fern Naomi Renville
01:40:30
Awwww
Fern Naomi Renville
01:40:36
YES!!!
Fern Naomi Renville
01:40:52
That’s that Native identity development!
Trina Nonis
01:41:33
Thank you Everyone!
Vivian A
01:41:39
thank you everyone for sharing the information