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Native American Language Programs

Institutional Characteristics

Title - 1 school

Improve Access for All Learners in More Languages

Language of academic assessment

Role of elders in in your program

Laws that allow elders to be teachers

Processes to grant certification and licensure

Role of families in language learning

Increase EXCELLENCE by effectively meeting all learner need

Publicize efforts to increase enrollments

Keys to Access and Excellence

Use of target language for all interactions with parents

Staff are required to have speaking skills in target language

Teachers mirror population of students

Percent of teachers who are native speakers

Offer immersion language learning opportunities

Have partnerships with public, private or non-profit organizations

  • The ʻAha Pūnana Leo is a Native Hawaiian family-based program established in 1983 to revitalize Hawaiian beginning with language nests. We also provide support to Hawaiian language education at the K-12, university, and community
  • This program is an Oneida language immersion school. It increases access to Oneida language educational opportunities and allows Oneida students the right to be educated in their inherent and ancestral language, the Oneida