we have a plan for education
What I would like to see happen is a social network of our people coming together for the sake of our kids.
In the public school system our kids have a very high drop out rate. failures are common. We want success for our kids and i think we need to teach the kid not the class. We need a curriculum that teaches real world applications for the lessons taught and we need teachers that recognize that our 7 laws are the key to opening a persons mind.
Far too often i have seen my own children shut down and tune out others because of the perceptions they have of their teachers. They see these people "not of their own culture" as being rude, disrespectful and dishonorable. They cannot relate to them and they feel that they would rather be away from them than present. This is a contributing factor in the drop out rate. Sometimes our kids find a "cool" teacher. but not as often as we need them to. Its because the teachers are forced to teach within the scope of the curriculum mandated by the state. As soon as my kids feel that the information is not relevant to them they tune out.
We could use the online state curriculum as a model to satisfy the education requirements of our kids. Foreign language programs such as Rosetta Stone to assist with the different languages needed for real world abroad studies.
We could utilize our speakers, historians and elders to satisfy the cultural education for our students in an immersion setting several times per week.
We could use our national treasures to teach our children the traditional arts that are being rapidly lost and our traditional games competitors as coaches for traditional alternatives to common athletics. Especially those in shooting sports, archery, wrestling, boxing, martial arts etc.
Cultural preservation people like Dawn and Wahde Mackey would be awesome at helping develop this. I would like to see children's leagues formed in highly active traditional games such as stick ball etc. There are leagues out there and those adults who play would make good coaches. See http://www.gofundme.com/781cms to donate to games revival. (I figured since i used them as an example i would plug their teams)
The public education social programs that teach that a woman must be in the kitchen while the man woks a job are irrelevant to us the way they are taught. Because they are taught with the mindset that women are subservient or inferior. Maybe theirs are but ours are not, and we need to empower our children to believe they are important and valued. Those programs that teach those skills are valuable for all to know. skills such as cooking and mending clothes etc. are just as valuable or more so as those that teach how to work on a car or make furniture. Important skills to have no matter gender.
We also need them to learn the skills necessary to find food should they ever need to. (such as extreme poverty, homelessness, social/ economic collapse etc. Skills like plant identification and uses, tracking, game processing and preservation, trapping, animal husbandry etc. skills lost on inner city youth.
Possibly more important than most of this is the ever looming statistics that show 1 in 3 native girls will be raped in their lifetime. 1 in 8 boys are molested as well. This is unacceptable! Where are our warriors? Our women are our future! without them there are no children. Our boys should be taught this and our girls should be too. They ARE important. Immorality, promiscuity, drug and alcohol abuse etc. seems to be what our kids are learning in the "public" setting. We need to privatize and get educators and mentors with strong ethnic and moral values that our kids can respect and look up to as role models to reverse this course of destruction. It is a circle of abuse that must be stopped. Children who are abused often grow up and become abusers themseves. We have to break that cycle of abuse o it will con
We must reverse the damage caused by assimilation and restore our native culture now!