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What This Native American School Network Can Teach Us All

Founded in 2006, the Native American Community Academy, also known as NACA, was originally created to “reclaim and reimagine education for Native American students,” said executive director Kara Bobroff (Broad Academy 2017-2018) in a recent interview with Forbes Magazine.

By 2014, the network was formalized as the NACA Inspired Schools Network expanding to seven schools in New Mexico, with more on the horizon as four communities in Oklahoma and three in the Dakotas are in the works.

By asking the community what they wanted to see for Native American young people, this created a school community that is 90 percent grounded in Indigenous perspectives that are applied across subjects.

Read more about Kara and NACA in this Q&A with Forbes.

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