Canku Ota


(Many Paths)


AN Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


February 10, 2001 - Issue 29



School News


gathered by Vicki Lockard


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Pueblo of Zia New Mexico

The Pueblo's day school received more than $7.6 million from the BIA to build a new school. The new 44,425-square-foot school will serve an estimated 157 students - more than twice the current enrollment - and will offer grades kindergarten through eighth.

"The tribe is sending their students to other schools because of the poor conditions of their existing schools,'' said Norman Suazo, chief of the planning design and construction division for the BIA's National Construction Program in Albuquerque. Suazo said the school doesn't have adequate library facilities or a gymnasium that accommodates the children's needs. "If I was a parent, I wouldn't send my child to that school either,'' he said.

The new school is scheduled to open for the 2002-2003 school year.

New History Promotes Dene in Schools

YELLOWKNIFE, N.W.T. - Students in the Northwest Territories now have access to a new kind of history.

Sahtu Elder George Blondin has published a textbook of Dene legends and stories.

The book was launched at the N'dilo community school yesterday.

Angela James is the school principal.

"It's empowering, to not only read about their stories that George has written for them, but also to relate it to their own life," she says. "What I found was when we were reading this, many of the children remembered their own stories that their moms and dads have shared with them."

Blondin's book will become part of the cultural curriculum.

It will be available to students and teachers from kindergarten to grade nine.




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