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APS Native American Open Community Forum

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Del Norte High School Library — 5323 Montgomery Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM 87109



5 p.m. - Welcome

Moderator: Dr. Glenabah Martinez, UNM Associate Professor; Language Literacy Sociocultural Studies, Director of Initiatives for American Indian Education

5:05 - Jingle Dance

Shyrall Willie, 9th Grade, DNHS

5:15 - Purpose and Outcomes of the Forum

5:25 - Introductions of Facilitators

  • UNM Institute for American Indian Education Faculty (IAIE)
  • Community Leader & Advocate
  • Albuquerque Public Schools staff

5:30-6:30 - Discussion groups (15 minutes on each question)

  • Group A: Dr. Terri Flowerday, Professor
  • Group B: Dr. Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez, Associate Professor
  • Group C: Dr. Robin Starr Minthorn, Associate Professor
  • Group D: Dr. Glenabah Martinez, Associate Professor
  • Group E: Dr. Madelyn Serna Mármol, Associate Superintendent of Equity, Instruction, Innovation and Support
  • Group F: Amelia (Amie) Milazzo, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Group G: Tanya Campos, Director of Equity and Engagement
  • Group H: Ronalda Warito, Community Leader & Advocate

6:30-7:15 - Group Report out (5-7 minutes each group)

7:15-7:20 - Next Steps/Forum #3

7:23-7:30 p.m. - Grass Dance

Cody Etsitty, Security Guard, DNHS

Four Guiding Questions

  • Curriculum: What do you suggest for greater representation of Indigenous or Native American perspectives, experiences and/or knowledge in the curriculum? 
  • School climate: What are the characteristics of a safe and welcoming school environment for Native American students, families, and educators?
  • Professional development: What are the characteristics of an exemplary educator e.g., principal, teacher, counselor, coach who works with Native American students and families?
  • Language and Culture: How can APS recognize the integrity of Native American cultures and languages?


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