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Renewed Sapsik'ʷałá grant supports tribal education

Thanks to a newly renewed grant, and just in time for Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Sapsik‘ʷałá program in the UO’s College of Education will be able to support 14 Native American students over the next four years.

The $1.2 million grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Bureau of Indian Education. In return for receiving the program’s benefits, students commit to teaching in schools with significant number of Native American students.

Sapsik‘ʷałá provides fellowships and a book allowance for Native American students seeking a master’s degree in education and a teaching license.

To date, the program has graduated 77 indigenous students who have gone on to teach and make an impact in tribal communities. The goal is not just to educate Native American teachers about how to work with native students, but to educate all graduates about how to serve indigenous communities.

Read the full story in Around the O.