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A Q&A with William A. Mehojah, Jr.

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William Mehojah, Jr. (Bill) is a member of the Kaw Nation in Oklahoma and is past Director of the Office of Indian Education Programs. He worked as a teacher, counselor, and administrator in the Office of Indian Education Programs, now the Bureau of Indian Education, for thirty-six years. During this time he helped develop the… Read more »

NCFL and the FACE Program Celebrate 25 Years | Part 2

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By Margo Waddell In 1990, the Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), now the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), developed a groundbreaking early childhood/parental involvement program in BIE schools called Families and Child Education (FACE). Now in its 25th year, the national partnership between BIE, Parents as Teachers National Center (PAT), and NCFL is still… Read more »

NCFL celebrates 25 years of FACE partnerships | Part 1

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by Sharon Darling This year the National Center for Families Learning celebrates a 25-year partnership with the Bureau of Indian Education to provide the Family and Child Education (FACE) program alongside Parents as Teachers (PAT). Working with these organizations has been an incredible experience—one that continues to empower current and future generations of American Indian… Read more »

NCFL to develop new pre-K program

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FACE results inspire new culturally-sensitive approach to pre-K curriculum  The FACE (Family and Child Education) program is based on the family literacy and family engagement model developed by NCFL for use with the Native American/American Indian population. Focusing on American Indian families is significant since students from this group have the highest dropout rate among… Read more »

Father and son learn and grow together through FACE Program

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Meet Henry, a Native American enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He and his wife, Darlene, have a son, Adam, who is in first grade. Henry was honorably discharged from the United States Army Operation Iraqi Freedom. Henry’s mission since Adam’s birth has been to be a good father and a role model for Adam…. Read more »