Codesigning With Indigenous Families and Educators: Creating Robotics Education That Contributes to Indigenous Resurgence

Codesigning with Indigenous Families and Educators

FLDC member Megan Bang, along with Carrie Tzou, Elizabeth Starks, Meixi, Amanda Rambayon, Sara Marie Ortiz, Shawn Peterson, Paradise Gladstone, Ellie Tail, Arianna Chang, Elise Andrew, Xochitl Nevarez, Ashley Braun, wrote Codesigning With Indigenous Families and Educators, which explores “how a complex and highly collaborative partnership worked to examine its biases and assumptions in an […]

Learning on the Move Toward Just, Sustainable, and Culturally Thriving Futures

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FLDC member Megan Bang is the author of “Learning on the Move Toward Just, Sustainable, and Culturally Thriving Futures”, which was published in the July-September 2020 edition of Cognition and Instruction. Abstract: This issue is particularly timely, in its plea to the field to understand that human learning and development have always been on the […]

Strong Families, Strong Nations

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“Families are the heart of Indigenous nations and communities.” We are excited to share a new publication on Indigenous family engagement from FLDC’s Dr. Megan Bang, Charlene Montaño Nolan, and Nikki McDaid-Morgan! This chapter, published in the Handbook of Indigenous Education (editors Elizabeth Ann McKinley & Linda Tuhiwai Smith), argues for amplifying and renewing Indigenous family leadership and engagement in […]

Leveraging Family and Community Expertise to Strengthen Native Early Childhood Education

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This research-practice brief, written by Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, offers insights into family and community engagement in early childhood education practice and research, rooted in the knowledge and capacity of native communities. “Traditionally and historically, “family,” in relation to the child in school, denotes immediate or nuclear family, primarily the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the child. In Native […]

Bending the River: Cultivating Indigenous Wellbeing in Chicago

The Chicago Global Indigeneity Project is working to cultivate intergenerational learning opportunities to support Indigenous knowledge, identities, and practices. This project utilizes co-design to identify community-desired learning opportunities, design youth and family programs, and measure learning and change in the community. A central design goal has been the creation of intentional spaces to connect elders, […]