IT'S PAST TIME FOR A CHANGE...American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) graduation rates have been on a downward trend since 2008 and analysis of the socio-economic reasons driving it is ongoing. As The Nation recently found, “Punitive discipline, inadequate curriculum, and declining federal funding created an education crisis.” CALIFORNIA IS NO EXCEPTION! IN CALIFORNIA PUSH OUT RATES FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS ARE OVER TWICE AS HIGH AS ALL WHITE DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS.
Pointing to their history, some descendants of Genízaros are coming together to argue that they deserve the same recognition as Native tribes in the United States. One such group in Colorado, the 200-member Genízaro Affiliated Nations, organizes annual dances to commemorate their heritage.
Thanks to a generous partnership with attorney Salomon Zavala of Zavala Law Group, Semillas is proud to announce pro bono legal services for all Anahuacalmecac students and alumni to apply to renew their applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Mr. Zavala will provide pro bono legal services for all Anahuacalmecac students and alumni for this application. Additionally, scholarship funds may be available for filing fees from Mission Access Fund. To reach Mr. Zavala please call 213-413-0144 to set an appointment. To apply for a scholarship to renew DACA please go to: https://missionassetfund.org/daca-grant/
Semillas Community Schools is happy to announce our partnership with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles on the 21st Century application. If successful, this award will allow us to provide our students with a comprehensive after-school program at: Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America K-12 a State Board of Education authorized, autonomous, public, community-based charter school.
Anahuacalmecac World School featured in IB World magazine Special Issue: “Semillas instigated a revolution in LA.”
The National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC) http://nuifc.org/ HAS RELEASED a national paper on Urban Indian Education including Anahuacalmecac World School.
The NUIFC is releasing a national paper on Urban Indian Education written by Dr. Joe Hobot and this webinar is kicking it off! If you can't make it, it will be on Youtube after it airs on Thursday. Please join us as we celebrate and recognize indigenous educational resistance across the continent. Anahuacalmecac World School Semillas Community Schools has been highlighted in this upcoming report on education and Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples in the US. Thank you Janeen Comenote and Chrissie Castro !! PLEASE NOTE: 11AM PST (2PM EST)
On Monday, as people across the country celebrated the controversial Columbus Day holiday, young Native Americans in Los Angeles marked Indigenous Peoples Day for the first time in their city.
The elimination of Columbus Day and the establishment of Indigenous Peoples Day in its place on the second Monday of October represents a huge victory for indigenous people and for everyone in Los Angeles. Please join us for a gathering to honor the work of the city representatives and community coalition that made this historic victory possible. Danza Azteca Anahuacalmecac will present.
The University of Colorado Law School and the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (SPFII) are hosting a two-day event on 13-14 September, 2017, to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The event will look back at the advocacy that resulted in the passage of the UN Declaration, discuss its present-day usage, and look ahead towards its implementation and future.
We successfully replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in the second-largest city in the nation.
Anahuacalmecac students, staff, parents and partners were a part of making this happen!