In Oregon, the graduation rates for Native students remain well below all other groups. A new report from the state’s Department of Education shows graduation is up by six percent overall from four years ago. But Native students are at the bottom. But there is some hope in Warm Springs centered around a curriculum that includes Native history and culture. The creators of the curriculum have confidence that students exposed to their culture are more likely to stay in school and achieve future success.
Jaylyn Suppah (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) – member of the Warm Springs Education Committee
Carina Miller (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) – agency district Tribal Council representative for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Hunter Onstad (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) – co-chair of the Warm Springs Youth Council
Break Music: Intertribal (song) Sweetgrass (artist) Follow The Trial (album)