Tribal Schools Expand Role Preserving Native Cultures

August 28, 2008

Author: Butch Reifert

Source: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

Native Americans are showing increased interest nationwide in building schools that instill in their children a deeper understanding of their tribal culture and connection to the environment.

Recognizing the importance of preserving traditions that might otherwise be lost on younger generations, Indian groups from New York state to Washington state are making bold strides to restore cultural pride and understanding through innovative school designs and programs.