Native American Education and Title VI Program


Good News!
Groundbreaking Patwin Language Resource Published

The first Patwin grammar was published in June (2021), making the learning and understanding of the language of the peoples on whose land the City of Davis, UC Davis and DJUSD reside, much more accessible.

First Annual Native American Education and Title VI Promotion and Graduation Celebrated June 3rd, 2021!
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) honored seven 6th graders, seven 9th graders and two seniors with a special event that celebrated their cultures and academic accomplishments.  Chairperson Khal Schneider, led the Zoom event, which included keynote speaker Dr. Melissa Violet Leal, recognition of each student, and a gift for each: beaded necklaces, a beaded medallion, and for the seniors, special stoles and an eagle feather gifted by the PAC Co-Chair's tribe and bestowed individually in-person.

Grad holding eagle feather     smiling graduate in cap and gown holding eagle feather

Native American Students and Families

Are you the parent of a student who is enrolled in a Native American tribe or has a parent or grandparent who is enrolled in a Federally- or State-recognized tribe?  If so, you can support the District's ongoing development of the Native American Education and Title VI Program by submitting an ED 506 Eligibility Form.  If your child has Native American heritage but is not enrolled in a recognized tribe, and you would like for them to participate in the Native American Education Program, fill out this Family Participation Form. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Monica Shiel or the Climate Office

Curricular and Other Resources
The following resources are culturally legitimate sources of knowledge and information. Most can be used in instruction, though some may not be appropriate for all ages. All of them are useful for professional understanding and context. Please note the primary emphasis on Native voices as a standard.  The Climate Office welcomes suggestions of additional resources.

Curriculum Resources for the Classroom

About Teaching California’s Native History

Direct Voices of Native/Indigenous People