Indigenous communities in the United States have a wealth of cultural and social resources that can facilitate educational resilience among Native students. This article reviews the historical context, contemporary trends, and current challenges related to education of Indigenous students. The authors present an innovative middle school-to-high school-to-college bridge program as one example of many positive educational initiatives currently developing across the country.
Waller, Margaret A.; Okamoto, Scott K.; Hibbeler, Ted; Hibbeler, Patricia; McIntyre, Patricia; McAllen-Walker, Roland; and Hankerson, Audrey A.
"The Hoop of Learning: A Holistic, Multisystemic Model for Facilitating Educational Resilience among Indigenous Students,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 29
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol29/iss1/7