Here’s a list of culturally affirming and responsive parenting resources for Native American and Indigenous families provided by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication (CPTC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP):
Jessica Ullrich (as interviewed by CPTC)
Q&A: How Relationships, Identity, and Connectedness Promote Child Well-being
Longform piece: What Parents Can Learn from Children About Connection And Healing
Video: Fostering Indigenous Cultural Identity
Monica Tsethlikai, Ph.D. (as interviewed by Andrea Landry)
Q&A: How Indigenous Culture Supports Positive Teen Development
Longform piece: Cultural Practices Within Indigenous Communities That Help Teens Thrive
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million self-identified American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live in the U.S., of whom 2 million qualify for federal services.
"We need to be sensitive and open to challenges that students face across Indian Country in everything we do. Every Native student can grow successfully with a rewiring of our curricula, more appropriate standards, and increasing individualized attention in education systems."