Category Archives: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative Goes International

The Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education (ECE) Initiative celebrates another milestone; the project story has gone (or flown) international!  Starting April 2 through May 2014, the Switchback Gallery in the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, in Churchill,  Australia, is presenting the Wakanyeja ECE Initiative’s mono-type prints in a co-curated exhibition entitled, “Flying: A Trans-national cross-cultural [...]

Sacred Little Ones program event brings tribal educators to Lummi

By Shelley Macy, NWIC Early Childhood Education Director On June 7, Lummi elders and community leaders, along with the Northwest Indian College Early Childhood Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones (WSLO) program, welcomed WSLO teams from the College of the Menominee Nation (CMN-Wisconsin), Ilisagvik College (IC-Alaska), and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI-New Mexico) to the annual WSLO [...]

SIPI Early Childhood Student is accepted into the Charles Carl Program at Yale University

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is proud to announce that Andrea Vicente, a student in the Early Childhood Education program, has been awarded the opportunity to participate in the Charles Carl Program for Students and Faculty at Yale University’s Child Study Center.  This intensive one-week program will provide participants with a unique introduction to child [...]

Updates from the Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative

The ECED Special Topics course attended the Native American Child and Family Conference on Wed. March 20th at the Hotel Albuquerque.  Students attended conference sessions of their choice and also helped facilitate a workshop from 3:00-5pm.  Over 50 people attended the session!  Conference attendees included Indian Head Start staff and administration from the southwest.  SIPI’s [...]

Tribal College Hosts Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), one of the four grantees of the Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” grant initiative funded by the American Indian College Fund and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, held the first Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off on September 5, 2012.  The historic event drew more than 60 participants from early childhood Head Start [...]

Sharing Stories through Imagery: Pathways to Improving Early Childhood Education in Native Communities

Four tribal colleges who are grantees in the Kellogg Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative met last week in Boulder, Colorado. The teams came from across North America, including Ilisagvik College, Barrow, Alaska; College of Menominee Nation (CMN), Keshena, Wisconsin, Northwest Indian College (NWIC), Bellingham, Washington; and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), Albuquerque, [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the tenth and final entry from the summer series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. We are thankful for her sharing her perspective and wish her only the best at Ft. Lewis College and in the Embrey Native Women’s Leadership Program. [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This the eighth part in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Monday of my second week at the park I began the longest project of my internship. Every year for over the past 20 years, Mesa Verde has held [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

As some of you know from visiting museums, not everything that is displayed on exhibit is owned by that particular museum. It is common practice for museums to loan items out to other institutions. For example, I recently visited the new Southern Ute Cultural Center in Ignacio, Colorado, and on display was an intricate piece [...]

Guest Blog From Student Intern Deanna

This is the fifth part  in a series of blog entries by our scholar Deanna, who is writing about her internship experience at Mesa Verde National Park. On Monday of my second week at the park I began the longest project of my internship. Every year for over the past 20 years, Mesa Verde has [...]

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