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Cultural Relevancy

The learning climate reflects a positive cultural image. Specific tribal culture, history, and language are integrated into the curriculum. Community members and tribal elders contribute to classroom instruction. Tribal language and customs are valued. School staff are given training to increase their understanding of tribal culture and values. The school offers cultural sensitivity professional development to staff.

4.1     The physical appearance of the school reflects the tribal culture and a cultural climate permeates the school environment.

4.2    Instruction is made relevant to the students by integrating cultural aspects in all applicable content areas.

4.3    Staff receive training in how to integrate tribal culture into the curriculum.

4.4    Tribal language(s) is incorporated into the curriculum.

4.5    Community members and students are involved in the design of the cultural instruction.

4.6    Community members, including tribal elders, are involved in the classroom.

4.7    Tribal members make up an equitable portion of certified staff.

4.8    Instructional materials are reviewed for bias and historical accuracy.