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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


August 25, 2001 - Issue 43


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School News


gathered by Vicki Lockard


The information here will include items of interest for and about Native American schools.
If you have news to share, please let us know!
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Back To School


School's Out! ... for the Summer

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We will continue to report School News as we get it.
But we expect this to be a little slow for a while.
If you have some School News, please share it with us.

See you in the Fall

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An Appeal

An appeal has been issued by Dr. Russ Alexander, Director of St. Labre Indian Schools concerning the need for used band instruments. Few of the school's students can afford to purchase or rent band instruments, and in
years past many donors have sent their used instruments to the school for student use.

St. Labre primarily serves the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Indians. If you know of anyone who has a usable band instrument laying around that they might want to donate, please have them sent to.

UPS/Fed X address:
Audrey Wheeler
Donor Relations Manager
St. Labre Indian School
1000 Tongue River Road
Ashland, MT 59003

USPS address:
P. O. Box 216
Ashland, MT 59003

Please enclose your name and address inside every package you send.

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Indian educators meeting in Billings

BILLINGS -- A major Indian education conference is expected to draw about 3,000 teachers and tribal leaders to Billings from around the nation this fall.

The National Indian Education Association's convention, which will held Oct. 27-31, will involve more than 100 workshops addressing Indian education issues. The issues include programs for reducing high school dropout rates, educating Indians about different tribal cultures, and recruiting American Indian teachers.

About 50 members of the association and the Montana-Wyoming Indian Education Association met Monday in Billings for their final planning session before the gathering.

Carol Juneau, who heads the Montana-Wyoming association, said the Legislature passed a bill in 1999 that set new accreditation standards for schools and teachers that include teaching Indian Culture.

The conference will try to raise up to $4 million to help buy materials and train teachers to include tribal culture in their lesson plans.

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