A Fitting Salute To Native Culture
Efforts by the Eastside Native American Education Program integrate native culture into the classroom in a manner that deserves recognition and repeating.
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Educators have long known students perform better academically when they can connect what they’re learning in school to their lives. For 230 Native American students enrolled in the Bellevue, Lake Washington and Northshore school districts, participation in the program has helped them make the connection. During weekly sessions, the students, representing 43 tribes, are exposed to a blend of drumming, storytelling, basket-weaving and classwork. Cultural connections are made and the joy of learning is retained. It is that simple.