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Indigenous Educators Unite

 In times of change, know that you are your ancestors’ biggest dreams! 

Indigenous Educators Unite is a grassroots platform for educators that serve Indigenous student populations that focuses on promoting equity without losing sight of cultural diversity. 

Indigenous Educators Unite is part of the Arizona Educational Foundation’s

“Our World: Educators for Indigenous Students” initiative.

 

"I love being in community with other Indigenous Educators in hope and solidarity for our Beautiful Indigenous Children."

-Elementary Childhood Educator (Cochiti, Kewa, and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblos)

 

"This group is a rejuvenation clanship for me. I am reminded of self-care. I am reminded of our goals for our students and a chance to reconnect to our Indigenous ways of networking and taking care of one another."

-Deputy Associate Superintendent, Office of Indian Education, Arizona Department of Education (Diné)

 

Our Education Movement

Empowering Our Community

Founded on March 26, 2020, Lynette Stant (Diné) M.Ed., 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year, Felisia Tagaban (Diné/Filipino/Tlingit), University of Arizona's Native SOAR Graduate Assistant, and Amanda Cheromiah, University of Arizona doctoral student in higher education, created an online space for Indigenous educators and allies to exchange ideas about how to engage Indigenous students and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In July 2020, Indigenous Educators Unite joined forces with the Arizona Education Foundation to create a larger initiative, “Our World: Educators for Indigenous Students” which empowers and creates community among all educators striving to meet the needs of Indigenous students and inspires Indigenous youth to pursue teaching as a profession.

 

"Indigenous Educators Unite provides a space to connect with others who truly understand what it means to serve Indigenous populations."

-Admissions Recruiter for one of Arizona's public universities (Pascua Yaqui)

 
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Weekly Zoom Meeting Info

Join us this fall for bi-weekly sessions, starting on 8/20/20 from 3:00-4:15 PM (Tucson time). 

Zoom Meeting Link

Join Zoom Meeting

https://arizona.zoom.us/j/969666559

Email Myrhea 

myrheas@email.arizona.edu for the password.

USE THIS LINK EVERY WEEK! 

Join Meetings by Phone

To join the meeting by phone: 

        Dial:  +1 301 715 8592 US


Enter Meeting ID: 969 666 559

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Future IEU Meetings

During fall semester 2020, we will focus on best practices for online learners from the entire educational spectrum (early education - higher education). 


If you are interested in sharing your strategies for engaging learners in virtual settings, please contact Felisia. 

 

"Indigenous Educators Unite is powerful. It helps me understand my value and worth as an Indigenous student in higher education and in my community."

-Northern Arizona University Undergraduate Student (Zuni Pueblo)