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Literature Review: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Mentorship

By Indspire & YouthREX [Description Extracted from Youth REX. This report was originally published by Indspire.] When discussing the processes of decolonization and Indigenization in a mentorship context, we are operating from the assumption that traditional structures of mentorship are rooted within a Eurocentric worldview that ignores and discredits Indigenous perspectives. The purpose of this […]

For Native Education, Community Is the Answer

By Kameryn Point (AYPF Policy & Programs Associate), American Youth Policy Forum While tribal communities and cultures vary greatly, many Indigenous youth experience significant difficulties and hardships throughout the United States. These challenges can be directly traced to the impact of colonization on tribal communities such as what Indigenous youth experienced in the boarding school […]

Considerations for Mentoring Indigenous Children and Youth

By Alberta Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Resource Center Description of Resource: This guide contains 10 considerations for the design and delivery of quality mentoring programs for and with children, youth and families of Indigenous descent, including creating inclusive advisory groups, tips for recruitment and retention and screening of indigenous and non-indigenous mentors, and key understandings […]

Twitter data offers a unique perspective on American Indian/Alaska Native youth

Around Him, D. Li, W., Gross, E., Warren, J., DeMand, A., Garcia-Baza, I., Habteselasse, (2020). Twitter Analysis Can Help Practitioners, Policymakers, and Researchers Better Understand Topics Relevant to American Indian/Alaska Native Youth. Child Trends. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://www.childtrends.org/publications/twitter-analysis-practitioners-policymakers-researchers-understand-topics-american-indian-alaska-native-youth Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interests: Although children and youth under age 18 constitute nearly one-third of the […]