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Introduction to Native American Education
This introduction to Native American Education will provide an overview of Native education across time that includes traditional education to disruption; colonized education (e.g., boarding schools) to an era of self-determined education. Educational purposes, strategies, outcomes and additional resources will be shared. This webinar is intended to provide a critical introduction as grantmakers consider their individual, organizational, and collective Grantmakers for Education role as allies in support of increasing opportunities for Native student success.

Oct 29, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jackie Statum Allen
Education Portfolio Director @Bush Foundation
Jackie Statum Allen joined the Bush Foundation as the Education Portfolio Director in 2018. She manages the strategy, programs, and partnerships for the Foundation’s education initiative. The focus of the initiative is to make education more relevant for students in terms of who they are, how they learn, and where they want to go. Prior to her current role, Jackie spent over a decade working in public school district administration. Most recently, she led the Office of Strategic Planning, Policy and Grants Development for Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) in Minnesota. Prior to SPPS, she worked in operations and budget management with Chicago Public Schools. She also has experience working in brand marketing and manufacturing engineering. Jackie is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Teresa Peterson
Independent Consultant
Teresa Peterson, Utuhu Cistinna Win, works as an independent consultant with a focus on cultivating Indigenous education and strengthening community. Previously, she served as Tribal Planner in her home community and the Lower Sioux Indian Community. She is a co-founder of Dakota Wicohan, a Native nonprofit whose work is in Dakota language and life ways revitalization. She earned her doctorate in education from UMN Duluth, a master’s in educational leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University and bachelor’s degree in human services from UMN Morris. Teresa is a 2011 Bush Leadership Fellow and a 2016 Native Nation Rebuilder through the Native Governance Center. She serves on the board of directors for Americans for Indian Opportunity and Dakota Wicohan. She received the 2017 UMN Morris Distinguished Alumni Award.
Carly Bad Heart Bull
Executive Director @Native Ways Federation, Inc.
Carly Bad Heart Bull (Bdewakantunwan Dakota/Muskogee Creek and a citizen of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in South Dakota) was named Executive Director of the Native Ways Federation, Inc., an organization uniting nonprofit organizations to better serve and create awareness of American Indian communities across the U.S. She comes to NWF from the Bush Foundation, where she served as the Native Nations Activities Manager working with Indigenous nations and communities since 2014. Prior, Carly was an Assistant County Attorney for the Hennepin County (MN) Attorney’s Office. She also taught the Dakota language to early childhood students. She serves as vice chairwoman of the board of Dream of Wild Health, and on the board of Native Americans in Philanthropy. In 2019, she was selected by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a Community Leadership Network Fellow, a program for leaders across the country working to create transformational change toward a more equitable society for all.