DEI Resources: Supporting AIAN Communities

Head Start believes that every child deserves success. Racial bias, injustice and racism have no place in Head Start. American Indian & Alaska Native (AIAN) families and communities deserve to feel heard and celebrated.

Respecting and Embracing Native American Heritages, Languages, and Cultures

Supporting AIAN Community During COVID-19

  • Supporting American Indian & Alaska Native Communities Combating COVID-19 (eHealth Initiative)
  • NIEA Survey on Impact of COVID-19 in Native Schools (National Indian Education Association)
  • Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines (John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health)
  • The Administration for Children and Families Native American COVID-19 Resources (The Administration for Children and Families)

Talking to Children About Racism

Understanding Bias

  • Bias Buster Basics and Bias Buster Essentials (NHSA)
  • The Unconscious Bias: An Educator's Self-Assessment (First Book)
  • Start with Equity: Data, Research and an Actionable Policy Agenda (Children's Equity Project, in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center)

Promoting Empathy

  • Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion (We Need Diverse Books)
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Booklist (Colorín Colorado)

Practicing Trauma-Informed Care

  • Fostering Healing Through Trauma-Informed Practices (Office of Head Start)
  • Trauma Toolkit for Educators (First Book)
  • Equity in Early Childhood Education Collection (New America)

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