First priority is given to the tutoring program in place in the school system. Students in the program who need academic help can be referred by parents, teachers, and counselors. Also, by the students themselves.
Parents are encouraged to share their knowledge while the Native American staff conducts the culture class. At times, members of the local Native American community will speak with students about tradition. We will learn together about our history, about Pow Wows, crafts of local artisans, the male and female dance styles, and making dance regalia for those particular dance styles.
Classes are held on Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Burton Elementary School (14015 NE 28th Street) in Portable 300.
A newsletter is mailed to families of the students in the program and includes an informational calendar of classes and local Native American events. A resource center with reference books, videotapes, audiotapes, DVD's, CD's, and other materials that pertain to Native American culture, past and present, is maintained.
Upon request, guest speakers can be provided for classrooms and community groups.