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 Feb. 26, 2021

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but … Yesterday my homie, Dr.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 26, 2021

Want a National Effort to Combat COVID Learning Loss? Study Your Black History.

We know all too well Black and brown students in marginalized communities are now bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s effect on schools—with inadequate technology,…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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