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The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Our Mission: To lead in the pursuit of understanding and addressing the ongoing trauma created by the US Indian Boarding School policy.

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
Our Mission

  • To provide self-sufficiency an independence of the Unangan/Unangas by advocacy, training, technical assistance and economic enhancement;
  • To assist in meeting the health, safety and well-being needs of each Unangan/Unangas community;
  • To promote, strengthen and ensure the unity of the Unangan; and
  • To strengthen and preserve Unangaxˆ cultural heritage.

Salish Kootenai College
The mission of Salish Kootenai College is to provide quality post-secondary educational opportunities and support for Native Americans, locally and from throughout the United States, to achieve their academic and career goals. The College will perpetuate the cultures of the Selis, Ksanka, and Qlispe’ peoples. The College will impact its community through service and research.
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Eric Carle
Best known for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” Eric Carle (June 25, 1929 – May 23, 2021) was a children’s book author and illustrator. Learn about his collage techniques and view his colorful artwork at today’s website picks.
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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Online Resources
"The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world." If you can't make it to Amherst, MA, you can enjoy the museum through its online resources. These include an exhibition of current work by illustrators showing what they were working on during the pandemic, and a collection of childhood drawings from nineteen grown-up artists.
Judy Newman at Scholastic: The Very Creative Eric Carle
"Eric Carle seems to know many bugs who have very intense emotions—from a very busy spider and a very hungry caterpillar to a very quiet cricket and a very lonely firefly. But most of all, Eric knows what delights his millions of readers all over the globe!" Learn seven fun facts about Eric Carle including fact number six: even at age 91, Carle published at least one book a year. In 2020, he released two: "Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?" and " Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?"
NPR: The Art of Eric Carle
This three minute video features Eric Carle narrating a slide show displaying scenes from his art studio and artwork from his books. "My books, I treat each page as a poster. Most of it is front or side view without perspective." In it he explains his attraction to color, and answers a common question from kids: What's your favorite color?
The Official Eric Carle Website
"Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart." Visit his official website for a biography, a book list, games and coloring pages. My favorite clicks are the Media Gallery and the Resources section, where you'll find answers to frequently asked questions.

Scholastic: Eric Carle Author Study
This one-page author study from Scholastic starts with a video trailer for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Next up is a short biography, followed by cross-curriculum Learning Activities that connect art, science and math with Carle's work. "Eric Carle prepares his own colored tissue papers to use for his illustrations. He is able to produce different textures by using various brushes to splash, spatter and fingerpaint acrylic paints onto thin tissue papers."

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