The American Indian Education KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid education professionals in their efforts to serve American Indian students and close the achievement gap American Indian students have faced in public, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other schools.
This KnowledgeBase is currently being updated to reflect recent changes under federal law. The current version is provided for your reference as much of the information may still be relevant.
Purpose: To ensure educators working with American Indian students are aware of past efforts at improving the academic achievement of these students, the limited success of these efforts, and current federally funded Indian education programs
Published by the Alaska Native Knowledge Network these "guidelines offer suggestions for our Elders, parents, children and educators to use in strengthening their heritage language with support from the Native community, schools, linguists and education agencies." Though initially developed for Alaskan native groups the guidelines are useful to any group working to strengthen their native language.
This article from the Language Learner magazine describes the importance that many American Indians give to efforts to revitalize their languages.
As noted at its website, "the National Alliance to Save Native Languages was founded in October of 2006 for the exclusive purpose of promoting the revitalization of Native Languages. While this website is currently under construction, the Alliance is comprised of a coalition of stakeholders including tribes, schools, and individuals, regional and national organizations." President and Founder, Ryan Wilson, Oglala-Lakota offers the following testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in June of 2014. http://niea.org/data/files/policy/advocacy%20-%20scia%20s1948%20testimony%202014.pdf
Authored by Dr. Janine Pease-Pretty On Top, this study focuses on Native American language immersion schools and projects. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation supported this analysis, to describe and analyze native language immersion activities for children and families.
This website offers resources related to teaching indigenous languages. As noted at the website, "it is an outgrowth of a series of annual conferences started in 1994 at Northern Arizona University to help achieve the goals of the Native American Languages Act of 1990, which makes it government policy to promote, protect, and preserve the Indigenous languages of the United States of America."