May 28, 2021
VIDEO: Ronan Schools Cultural Preservation Project
On the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Reservation, Headwaters Foundation partnered with schools to provide resources to protect, preserve, perpetuate, and enhance the language, culture, and lifeways of indigenous peoples. Schools were supported in creating innovative and inclusive projects aimed at promoting health, understanding, resilience, strength, and cultural pride for youth.
Ronan School District supported cultural preservation in their schools by providing students the opportunity to build a native plant garden, incorporate more indigenous authors into the school libraries, and increase Selis, Qlispe, and Ksanka language and cultural presence throughout the District by adding more cultural curb-appeal through the incorporation of signage, outdoor furniture, and posters. Hear members of the Ronan School District share their stories in this short video that highlights their work over the last year.