For Indigenous People's Day 2022, we have created this special toolkit for New Orleans educators to use to teach their students about indigenous peoples. We hope you can utilize these resources to create culturally-relevant and respectful learning experiences that both honor and center indigenous people.
Join the movement with
Indigenous People’s Day
OVNV, the United Houma Nation, and community members gathered at the New Orleans City Council on November 18th, 2022 to support a motion by Helena Moreno in partnership with OVNV to make Indigenous People’s Day a holiday. The motion passed, and it is now an official New Orleans holiday!
¡DALE! Teacher Fellowship
¡D.A.L.E.! (Developing Academic Leaders In Education) is a paid, ongoing fellowship that develops and prepares teams of ESL teachers and general education teachers to better support students who are English language learners so that they can thrive at school.
Protect Parent Voice!
As parents, we have the right to hold our children’s schools accountable but we are often met with tactics intended to silence us, intimidate us, and prevent us from actualizing our roles as partners in educating our children. NOLA Public Schools must pass policy that protect parents’ right to advocate for their children, without the fear of being intimidated, silenced, or retaliated against.
Campaign For Language Justice
Schools have a responsibility to provide ALL children a great education, including those that are English language learners. This campaign began with a city-wide school survey about language services and programs available to their students and families.
In celebration of MLK day join 300 Black and Brown community members on January 23, 2020 to build power and cultivate change through the second annual #BlackAndBrownGetDown!