Human and Civil Rights
A Brighter Future for Native Students
Proclaiming November 2013 Native American Heritage Month, President Obama called for the nation to “shape a future worthy of a bright new generation” by ensuring that America’s promise is fully realized for America’s first people.
In a candid NEA interview ( PDF, 514 KB, 2 pgs.), Dr. Heather Shotton, President of the National Indian Education Association, shares how educators can make this future a reality.
Check out more lessons, activities, and resources for educators to use all year long.
Educator Helps Student Step Closer to His DREAM
David saw his grandmother in Bolivia fight and lose the battle with cancer. David decided to come to the United States to become a doctor. He excelled in school, but realized his DREAM could be deferred because of his undocumented status. But a caring educator stepped in and now he is steps closer to fulfilling his DREAM.
Watch his story.
Learn how you can help DREAMers like David.
Women Brave Mass Arrests Over Immigration Reform
Former teacher and NEA Human & Civil Rights director Rocío Inclán, and more than a hundred women activists, were arrested for engaging in a mass act of civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol as they demanded lawmakers pass fair immigration reform. Read more...
Call your House member at 866-632-6057 and ask for immigration reform that treats families fairly.