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February 2020

Empowering Scholars Summit

Submitted by analysa.allison on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 11:14
Attributions: 
American Indian Graduate Center

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Be a rising high school senior who will be entering college or university as a full-time student in Fall of 2021
  • Be an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe
  • Demonstrate an outstanding academic record with honors and awards
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Be nominated by a teacher or counselor

For more information, please this website

Student Leadership Conference March 19, 2020

Submitted by analysa.allison on Fri, 02/07/2020 - 11:48
What is it?
There are two components to this conference. There is an awards recognition component which allows students to receive an award in various areas such as academics, service-learning, performing arts, attendance, etc. There is also an educational component that includes break out sessions where students can interact with medical, technical, and mental health professionals.
 
When is it?
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
 
Where is it?
Utah Valley University
 
What age is this event targeted towards?
This event is intended for students in 7th-12th grade. Only 9th-12th grade students will be recognized at this event. However, 7th and 8th graders will receive their award in May at Nebo Title VI Awards night and are welcome to attend this event as well. 
 
How is my child nominated for an award?
Title VI Representative will meet with your student during our monthly Native Club at their school to nominate your student for an award. Parents, Guardians, Counselors, and Teachers are encouraged to nominate students as well. Students can be nominated for multiple categories. If you would like to nominate your students for an award please do so by filling a nomination form. Once, the nomination form is completed email it to Eileen Quintana
 
Download a 9th-12th grade nomination form here
Download a 7th-8th grade nonimation form here
 
Lunch will be provided for the students who participate. Transportation will be available for students who would like to attend. This event is made possible by a partnership with Utah State Board of Education Title VI.

 

Thank you, 
Nebo Title VI Staff

Aquarium Family Field Trip

Submitted by analysa.allison on Thu, 02/06/2020 - 15:14
Attributions: 
Natalie Billie

If you would like to attend this field trip, please sign up here by March 4th, 2020.

 

American Indian Caucus Day 2020 Field Trip Information

Submitted by analysa.allison on Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:09
Attributions: 
Eileen Quintana
Permission Slip- must be signed by parent and turned in before boarding the bus.

American Indian Caucus Day at the Capitol
March 3, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nebo Title VI Indian Education invites you to join us on this field trip! This is for any American Indian student who is in 7th-12th grade. Please sign-up to go by contacting your Title VI Representative

Every year the Utah Division of Indian Affairs (UDIA) invites tribal leaders, legislators, community members, and partners to attend the annual American Indian Caucus Day at the Utah State Capitol. Caucus Day provides an opportunity for the state government to maintain and strengthen its relationship with Utah’s eight sovereign tribal nations by encouraging discussions between state and tribal leaders. 
 

This event will be on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 9:00 am in the auditorium of the Utah State Office Building, which is the building behind (north) of the State Capitol. Nebo Students will take a tour of the Capitol, watch the process of passing bills into legislation and meet tribal leaders.

Bills regarding American Indian Affairs can be found here.

*Please bring lunch with you and wear good walking shoes and Native Bling!*

 

Story Telling Night 2020

Submitted by analysa.allison on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 10:22

"We have prepared an engaging and informative evening for Nebo School District families and community. The evening will provide hands on experience with authentic American Indian stories, songs, dances and food. A variety of teaching resources will be provided regarding indigenous people who have inhabited Utah for centuries. We invite Nebo Social Studies teachers and departments to partner with us to offer extra credit to their students to attend this Nebo School District cultural awareness evening. We will have a sign in sheet with attendance list for each school sent back to teachers participating in this collaboration. 

Nebo Indian Education staff will offer four workshops.

  1. Analysa Allison and Natalie Billie will present on “Contributions of American Indians to Society Today.”
  2. Shoshana Begay and students will share a Coyote Winter story through performing arts.
  3. Eileen Quintana will share an American cultural museum with Native arts, regalia, tools and demonstrations of wrapping a baby in a cradle board.
  4. Michelle Sanchez will MC while Nebo Native American students share songs and Pow Wow dances.

Teacher resource links will be shared for lesson and curriculum planning on Nebo Title VI website. Nebo Title VI Parent Committee will be cooking and selling Navajo tacos for $7 and fry bread $2 or $ 30 family meals for five in order to raise scholarship money for graduating seniors this year. We appreciate your continuous support and hope to see you there."

Eileen Quintana
Nebo Title VI Program

 

 

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Nebo Title VI Financial Aid Night

Submitted by analysa.allison on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 12:57

This workshop will be facilitated by the Nebo Title VI Program. There will be two representatives from Utah Valley University on-site. Please come prepared with 2018 taxes (student and/or parents), W2’s, and make sure you know your social security number. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed in order to see if they are qualified for Pell grants and work-study. All other scholarships including tribal based their information from FAFSA to determine your financial need. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend this event with their student. Please reach out to Eileen Quintana or Analysa Allison for more information regarding this event. We hope to see you at the event! 

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