Institute for American Indian Education
Originally created in 2004, the Institute for American Indian Education (IAIE) was created by Native education faculty in the College of Education in response to the overwhelming need to increase the number of Native American teachers and improve American Indian Education. In 2017, the work expanded to collaborate with other faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Native American Studies (NAS) as a planning effort to revitalize the institute.
The mission of the Institute for American Indian Education is to support community intergenerational well-being and educational outcomes of Indigenous Peoples by cultivating the quality of educational professionals through community engagement with Native Nations and collaborative partnerships with educational stakeholders.
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Thursday, March 23, 2023 | 01:00 pm
Developing Community Partnerships for Addressing Health Disparities
Dr. Vincent Werito, Patrick Werito, M.Ed., Elroy B. Keetso, M.C.R.P.
The presentation presents research projects addressing critical issues in behavioral mental health, community public health, and community leadership using a Diné-centered approach to community engagement and research. Using a Diné centered community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the studies aim to develop transformative ways for engaging local community members to move towards community rebuilding, educational sovereignty, and strategic planning for Diné (Indigenous) communities to recover and revitalize their languages and traditional ecological knowledge for long term community wellbeing.
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The Institute for American Indian Education consists of Native Faculty in the College of Education and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Native American Studies. Collectively, IAIE faculty recognize the critical nature of preparing pre-service educators, administrators (K-12 and higher education), non-teaching educational professionals, researchers, and policy makers to work with Native People in the state.
Our Curriculum Fair were we host a variety of sessions featuring curriculum development workshops, presentations on the Indigenous Wisdom project with opportunities to speak with the authors, and panels.
The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico leads the nation in the number of Native faculty that represent a diversity of Indigenous Peoples. Individually each faculty member is engaged in research that serves Indigenous Peoples and Nations. Collectively, Native faculty engage in critical dialogue on issues of scholarship/research, teaching, and service.
The Institute host monthly brown bag series, indigenous research conferences, annual summits, curriculum fairs, and many more event. To keep up with the IAIE’s events, head to our website at iaie.unm.edu to subscribe to our ListServ.
IAIE’s mission is to support community intergenerational well-being and educational outcomes of Indigenous Peoples by cultivating the quality of educational professionals through community engagement with Native Nations and collaborative partnerships with educational stakeholders.