And so it goes...

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”

 

 

First One Hundred Institute is a non-profit organization whose goal is to support American Indian communities by providing resources, research-based strategies, models and support in the areas of culture, literacy and language. First One Hundred Institute seeks to develop literacy for the 21st century in every American Indian child, a literacy that includes, but goes beyond, reading and writing so that the individual has “…the ability to make and communicate meaning from and by a variety of socially contextual symbols” (Moll, 1994, p. 202), a literacy that builds upon the language, values, customs, and history of the community.
To accomplish this goal, the Institute is working in partnership with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations with a goal of providing every Indigenous family with a home library filled with at least one hundred linguistically and culturally relevant books. This goal is based on extensive research that documents the need and the effectiveness of this approach. The staff of the Institute bring a combined many many years of experience with American Indian education to this initiative.

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