Uqautchim Uglua

American Indian College Fund, Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative.

Iḷisaġvik College’s Uqautchim Uglua (Language Nest) program approaches the end of its second year of operation as a strong, vibrant force in the effort to indigenize education on the North Slope. The program has overseen development and implementation of an Iñupiaq Early Learning A.A. degree program, opened an Iñupiaq... read more

Iḷisaġvik College’s Sacred Little Ones project will develop an early childhood instruction model to enable Iñupiaq children to gain academic skills, motivation, support, and confidence necessary to succeed in elementary education. Iḷisaġvik College will research the academic achievement of participating children to validate the program results.

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