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Centering Family and Community Wisdom for Systems Change: A Virtual Conversation Series

  The Region 16 Comprehensive Center invites you to join a virtual conversation series.  Centering Family and Community Wisdom for Systems Change will bring together education change-makers from across Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Together, we’ll critically examine topics, concepts, and practical strategies for leading with the expertise of families and communities who are often marginalized by the education system. The …

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Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories: Relations and the Seasons

Forum Overview Share Our Voices, Hear Our Stories is a series of forums designed to convene Native American and Alaska Native students and families to inform efforts to create an education system where Native students can thrive in Washington. The Region 16 Comprehensive Center (R16CC), one of the 19 centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support states …

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Join our Book Study Keynote Talk with Dr. Ann Ishimaru

Join the Region 16 Comprehensive Center in welcoming Dr. Ann Ishimaru, author of Just Schools: Building Equitable Collaborations with Families and Communities, for a powerful keynote conversation. We know that committing to the full six-week book study schedule can be challenging for busy leaders. This year, we’re bringing back our virtual keynote series to make the insight, experience, and wisdom …

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Join our Book Study Keynote Talk with Dr. Leilani Sabzalian

Join the Region 16 Comprehensive Center in welcoming Dr. Leilani Sabzalian, author of Indigenous Children’s Survivance in Public Schools, for a powerful keynote conversation. We know that committing to the full six-week book study schedule can be challenging for busy leaders. This year, we’re bringing back our virtual keynote series to make the insight, experience, and wisdom of our book …

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Nothing about us without us

Sharing the importance of Tribal consultation with educators and other Oregon state agency staff In 2001, Oregon became the first state to legally require Tribal consultation with the passage of Senate Bill 770. This law established a framework for communication between state agencies and Tribes to support effective government-to-government relations.  Since then, some instances of Tribal consultation have been successful. …

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Pursuing Data Justice: Developing the Conditions to Change Practice

Data justice has the potential to transform our education system to create the conditions for all students to thrive. But how do we take the next step on our journey? As we shared back in August 2023 in Advancing Equity through Data Justice, Region 16 Comprehensive Center and the Oregon Department of Education are deep into a multi-year data justice …

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Announcing our 2024 Professional Book Study series

Get ready to join change-makers in learning about systemic barriers to student success and working toward more equitable outcomes for students, families, and communities in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.  Our Professional Book Study series allows educators, administrators, parents, and community leaders to learn together about pressing issues facing our region’s educational landscape. This community of action is a great way …

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Leaders in Native Education: Stories of Connection

This fall, we’re looking back and celebrating the deep connections and critical work that unfolded this past August at the 2nd annual Leaders in Native Education Convening.  Nearly 40 educational leaders representing dozens of Tribal, state, and local agencies and organizations gathered in Dzantik’ihéeni (Juneau, Alaska) to exchange practices, build connections, and form support networks to better meet the needs …

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Region 16 Launches Finder for Indigenous Resources in Education

Find programs and resources designed to support Native student academic, cultural, and social-emotional wellbeing with PNW FIRE. Region 16 Comprehensive Center has launched the new Pacific Northwest Finder for Indigenous Resources in Education (PNW FIRE) database. The database provides a single access point to resources and programs serving Native students across Washington state. The database currently includes more than 50 …

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Lessons Learned: Revising Materials to Support Meaningful Consultation in Oregon

Tribal consultation creates the conditions for thriving communities — but how do agencies create resources that support meaningful consultation? The Office of Indian Education (OIE) at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) launched ODE’s revised toolkit for Tribal consultation on November 1, 2023. Understanding the ESSA Law and How to Support Educational Sovereignty: A Toolkit for Tribal Consultation is designed …