Native American Education Program Highlights

Welcome students, parents, and prospective families! To get a better understanding of our Native American Education program, please enjoy viewing examples of the variety of activities and programs that we have provided our students over the years. 

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage month. To celebrate, Snowflake Intermediate and Taylor Intermediate held cultural events. Throughout the month they also held various Native American activities. It was a wonderful way to focus on the history of Native Americans and their achievements.

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Museum of Northern Arizona Field Trip

Our Head Start and pre-k went on a field trip to the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. We hope you enjoy the pictures of this fun-filled day of learning.

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2014 Native American Heritage Day

This year we celebrated Native American Heritage Day with gusto! Native American Heritage Day is a celebration of the many contributions Native Americans have made to the United States. Many students spent the day focusing on the history of Native Americans and their achievements. This day is wonderful in providing information about the rich culture of our local tribes such as the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache. Please take a moment and view our photos from the events of the day.

View 2014 Native American Heritage day photos

Thirtieth Annual Native American Education Banquet

“Education… The most powerful tool you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

In May 2014, the Native Education department not only celebrated thirty years within the Snowflake Unified School District, but also celebrated and recognized our high school graduates and junior high promotees. The Native Education department was honored to have Mr. Pax Harvey come to offer his experiences and to motivate our students. The program also included some traditional singing with our one and only high school principal, Mr. Larry Titus, our very own student service director, Mrs. Cindy Peterson, along with a couple of parents and grandparents to help with the traditional Navajo round dance. 

The Native Education department is very proud to acknowledge the recipients of the $500 Native American Club scholarship awards: Miss Amber Livingston and Miss Tandis Yellowhair. The Native Education committee presented a special award to Miss Tamaria Shone as she was inducted to the National Honor Society. 

Our Native Education committee also presented awards to our eighth grade promotees who received the highest GPA within our program:  Miss Karen Dineyazhe and Mr. Quentin Belin. We also presented athletic awards. High school honorees were Adrean Begay (soccer), Hunter Frost (wrestling), Rachelle King (volleyball and basketball), Tandis Yellowhair (volleyball and basketball), and Tyler Yellowhair (football). Eighth grade honorees were Miles Bahe (football and basketball), Daniel Frost (wrestling), and Arturo Munoz (football). 

We are proud of all our students, and we wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Thirtieth Annual Native American Education Banquet Link to view more photos

2014 AIEA Youth Conference
University of Arizona, Tucson

The theme was: Dream, Inspire, Lead.
Our students attended the 2014 AIEA Youth Conference held in Tucson on the University of Arizona campus. The fantastic experience our students had at this Youth Conference was immeasurable, memorable, and inspiring! They participated in workshops and were fully involved with hands-on experiments, and the Indian Education Department is proud to say we have students who weren’t hesitant to volunteer or participate!

The goals of the conference were:

  • To provide youth the knowledge and skills to achieve their academic and career goals
  • To honor youth and their ability to transform our communities in a positive way
  • To inform youth on educational and career opportunities

Conference Strands:
Education * College and Career Readiness * Culture * Health and Wellness

2014 AIEA Youth Conference University of Arizona, Tuscon link to view more photos

2013 Native American Heritage Program

Snowflake USD Indian Education department proudly celebrated their first 2013 Native American Heritage month held in November. The department provided culturally enriched information for the entire school district, students, parents, and the community. Our presenters offered cultural information regarding the teepee, which was set up at Highland Primary baseball field. They also provided a taste fest offering various tribal foods from tribes such as Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo, Kiowa, Sioux, and Apache. We’re proud to say, the event was pulled together by the Indian Education committee, parent advisory committee, Snowflake High Schools Native American Club officers, and the Indian Education coordinator. This event is one of many different educational activities we offer for our students here in our district. Many of the dancers and participants are students who attend Snowflake Unified School District. We look forward to seeing parents and students continue their involvement with the Johnson-O’Malley and Title VII programs.

2013 Native American Heritage Program link to view more photos

NACE Hosts Tour of Northern Arizona University

The NACE Organization’s vision is to promote Native American cultural awareness and emphasizing Native American teachings and values. The NACE organization invited Snowflake Unified Schools, Northland Pioneer College, Holbrook Schools, and Amphitheater Public Schools to visit with their staff and students and to join them on a tour of the Northern Arizona University campus to meet and greet with faculty and students as well as spending a day with current NAU students in their respective major and/or interests. The purpose of this event was to create a cultural atmosphere for incoming freshmen, high school students, and eighth grade students who are interested in pursuing a higher education and to let these students know what NAU’s university life and Native American club organizations has to offer! The Snowflake Indian Education Committee along with the Coordinator were very excited to be part of this educational event and will continue to support this travel for our students. We would like to thank the parents and faculty for their support. Ahe’ hee (Thank you)!

NACE Hosts Tour of Northern Arizona University

Eaglet Preschool Promotes Their First Class

The Snowflake Johnson-O'Malley and Title VII Program along with the Indian Education Committee were excited to see the Eaglet Preschool promote their first class during 29th Annual Indian Education Banquet for 2012-2013 school year!

Students of Eaglet Preschool