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Our Programs.

We offer two programs designed to improve organizations' relationships with Native communities and improve public health and educational outcomes for Native peoples.

Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements

A Pathway for Building more Equitable Relationships with Native Communities

Our Program:

"Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements" is an assessment and planning program for organizations who want to expand and improve their relationships with Native and Indigenous communities in North America. 

How it Works: 

First, we conduct an organizational assessment to establish your strengths and highlight any areas of needed improvement. Next, we design a concrete, culturally informed plan for building trusting, impactful relationships with Native communities and organizations. Each plan is tailored to your organization’s needs and strengths. To support your success, we then provide cultural understanding workshops focused on Native communities and culture. Each step addresses the specific ways in which your work and mission intersect and align with your local Native communities.

“My organization is willing and wanting to be in solidarity with Native communities, but struggles with getting specific. Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements will influence how we grow our infrastructure and practices to better align with our values."

Jessica Munger
Program Director, Move to Amend

How Your Organization Will Grow

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Understand the depth and quality of your organization’s relationship with the communities you serve.

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Use assessment results to identity strengths and areas of needed improvement within your organization.

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Create a targeted plan that reflects your organization’s commitment to equity.

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Gain skills and strategies to successfully address inequities and disparities that exist in your community.

Our Advisors:

Redbud Resource Group’s advisors represent diverse Tribal communities. Throughout the assessment and planning process we integrate expert knowledge from the fields of education and public health, as well as our personal insight as Native people.

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Improving Native Visibility in K-12 Education

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Pathways

Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements
Impactful Action
Educated Action
First Steps to Recognition
Custom Content Expert Support
Relationship Building Coaching Sessions
Cultural Understanding Workshops
Guided Assessment Meeting
Analysis Report of Local Community
Access to RedBud Materials

Our Program:

Tailored towards unique organization, district, or department goals, our cultural understanding workshops prepare educators to meaningfully engage, and improve educational outcomes for Native students and their peers.

How it Works: 

Starting with a baseline assessment of your institution’s needs, our advisors design a series of interactive cultural understanding workshops that build upon your institution’s existing strengths. Supported by our Native educators, staff members then explore critical education and public health data and research, and learn about the impact of historical and contemporary movements on Native communities. Finally, participants refine their problem solving skills through case study analysis, school assessments, and practical planning activities. Participants leave with concrete ideas and plans for improvement.

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How Your Organization Will Grow

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Improve cultural understanding of the Native and Indigenous communities you serve.

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Access new tools and resources for improving classroom content, classroom management, and community engagement.

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Design a concrete plan for growing your practice with the close guidance of 

Native educators.

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Gain skills needed to build meaningful alliances with underserved communities.

Our Advisors:

Redbud Resource Group’s advisors represent diverse Tribal communities, and have advanced degrees and experience in the Education field. We integrate expert knowledge from the fields of education and public health, as well as our personal insight as Native people, throughout our professional development workshops.

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Example Workshop Content

Below is a sample of the workshop content we offer. During our pre-consultation meeting, we develop an understanding of the needs of your school site or department, and tailor our plans to best support you.

Half Day
Full Day
Series
Gain new strategies for interacting and engaging Native families.
Explore the impact of cultural stereotypes and misconceptions on your students and their ability to perform well in school. We’ll use our “Seeing Our Native Students” educator guide (book & videos).
Assess the quality of Native-focused curricula using Redbud’s Lesson Rubric.
Consult closely with Native community members to create a Growing Your Practice plan.
Access up to date, community specific data, and use it to inform your Growing Your Practice plan.
Problem-solve common workplace challenges using Redbud’s Wellness Model and other public health & education interventions.
Gain insight into the Native/Indigenous experience by interacting with additional community representatives/guest speakers.
Receive ongoing support as plans are implemented and assessed.

Our Track Record

We have served museums, cultural centers, school districts, environmental nonprofits, Tribal governments, and more. The resources and experiences we produce online, in the classroom, and out in the field have increased cultural competency and strengthened relationships between Native and non-Native peoples. Our work includes designing lessons across a variety of school subjects and writing Native-centered guides and articles on behalf of organizations. Our work spans a wide range of topics, including environmental science, public health, education, cultural preservation, political diplomacy, and conflict resolution.

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If you're interested in our resources and programs, please reach out. We'd love to hear from you.

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