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Education

Alaska Native Famiiles Address Stimulus Funds
On March 29, 2009, in the wake of Mt. Redoubt eruptions, the Alaska Native Organizing Ministry held a meeting at St. Anthony Catholic Church to discuss Alaska Native education and federal economic stimulus funds for education.
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Alaska Native Action Alaska Native Pilot Project:
A start, but more to be done

On February 4, 2008, hundreds of Alaska Native families gathered in Central Lutheran Church to again voice their concern for their children.
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Alaska Native Pilot Project Implemented in Two Schools
On September 14, 2005, Catholic/Lutheran Native Ministries gathered 300 people in Central Lutheran Church to share their concerns about the education of Alaska Native youth.
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Native Parents Demand Accountability
Native families move from villages to Anchorage and get lost in the big-city school system. Their children are the most likely to fail tests and drop out.
There are few Native faces on school staff. They feel shut out and invisible.
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Native Students' Problems Brought to Fore
Patti Jacobus, a Yup'ic woman, met recently with the principal and staff of an Anchorage elementary school. Several other Alaska Native people and two Caucasian woman joined her to talk to educators about why Native students are struggling in school, with lower graduation rates and lower proficiency scores than their peers.
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Native Christians Find Their Voice in AFACT Community Group
Jacqueline Agnew, an Alaska Native mother, said she is pursuing a master’s degree in public health "in spite of" the education she received in Anchorage public schools. She dropped out before finishing a single semester of high school more than 20 years ago.
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