Yuliya Manyakina

Guest Blogger

Wichakini Owayawa Project Director, Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota

Yuliya has been working in partnership with various Native North American Nations across the U.S. and Canada to preserve language and culture since 2011. Through her previous work at The Language Conservancy Yuliya began following local, state and federal activities in education policy, language legislation and the education achievement gap. She is interested in bringing together the cross-section of language, education and technology to close the gap. She received her M.A. in Linguistics from McGill University in 2015.

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Posted Nov. 23, 2016

That’s Great to ‘Reimagine’ High School, Meanwhile Our Native American Schools Are Crumbling

I was thrilled to read about XQ: The Super School Project, the kind of movement it will create, the opportunities…

By Yuliya Manyakina

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Posted June 23, 2017

I Never Thought I’d Be Legally Allowed to Stay in This Country. Now I’m a Teacher.

I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college graduate or be a…

By Angelica Del Rio

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Posted June 23, 2017

This Mom Knows Oversized Classrooms and Overworked Teachers, She Didn’t Want That for Her Children

Where do you live, and what schools do your children attend? My family lives in Tacoma. My daughter attends Green Dot Destiny Middle School, and…

By Danielle Davies, Francesca McDaniel

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Posted June 21, 2017

Coffee Break: Kennan Scott on Cold Brew, Mad Scientists and Teaching STEM to Kids of Color

Kennan Scott teaches engineering at West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, California. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a transit engineer, where he saw…

By Katelyn Silva

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