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First Nations Education provides high quality educational services for schools, school districts, organziations and tribal, state, and federal education agencies. We specialize in the following:

  • Integrating American Indian Content into the Curriculum
  • Consultation on Indian/Non-Indian Relations
  • Indian Issues in School Climate Assessment
  • Collaboration and Coordination in Developing Indian Education Programs
  • Assistance in Meeting Civil Rights Compliance Efforts
  • Educational Communications
  • Conference Presentations
  • Professional Development Workshops/Seminars
  • Planning Conferences
  • Research Studies
  • Program Evaluation

American Indian Education Professional Development Workshop (AIEPDW)

“The American Indian Education Professional Development Workshop as taught by Dr. Martin Reinhardt is the most comprehensive workshops on Indian Education and Indian law that I’ve ever attended. I believe that this workshop is necessary for not only people within Indian Education, but any educator who has contact with American Indian students or teaches about American Indian people. The information I gleaned from this workshop helped me become a better educator as well as a more knowledgeable resource on Indian Education and Indian law for my school district.”  Jason Firestone, Indian Education Program Coordinator, Jefferson County Public Schools

Consultation on American Indian Education

"Dr. Martin Reinhardt has been very helpful to assist with the Utah State American Indian Education Strategic Plan.  The services provided have been outstanding with great results.  The personnel have been excited about the outcomes and leave with greater appreciation for the educational process.  Also, the administration has been satisfied with the overall results.  Dr. Martin is very passionate and knowledgeable and has given our agency an outstanding plan that is relevant and goals that are challenging and yet attainable." Dr. Chuck Foster, American Indian Specialist, Utah State Office of Education, Curriculum and Instruction.

"McREL extends heartfelt appreciation for the ongoing collaborative thought partnership with Dr. Martin Reinhardt.  Dr. Reinhardt has continuously provided high level feedback and counsel for McREL associates regarding their interactions with Indigenous populations.  This partnership has assisted McREL consultants to walk in the most appropriate ways with their work in Native contexts -- to align their expertise, experience and intention and deepen their capacity with the guidance provided by Dr. Reinhardt." Cynthia Bjork, Principal Consultant, McREL.



First Nations Education will work with your leadership team to customize any of our services to better fit the needs of your organization. We simply do not believe that one size fits all.

Featured Services

American Indian Education Professional Development Workshop (AIEPDW)

The AIEPDW was developed by Dr. Martin Reinhardt. It is designed for educators in general. It is a back to the basics approach to Indian education.

Goals of the workshop include:

  • To generate meaningful discussion about how American Indian education is conceptualized and implemented.
  • To engage in evaluative exercises focused on American Indian educational materials.
  • To gain a general understanding of the history and legal political relations surrounding American Indian education.
  • To develop standards based American Indian interdisciplinary thematic unit outlines.

It provides participants with information, they may not have received in college about how to do good Indian education. Examples of schools where this workshop has been implemented include: the Los Angeles Unified School District in California, the Jefferson County School District in Colorado, the Meskwaki Settlement School in Iowa, and the Winner School District in South Dakota.

Agressors, Victims and Bystanders (AVB)

AVB was developed by the Educational Development Corporation is designed for grades 6-9. Aggressors, Victims and Bystanders is a "think-first" model of conflict resolution helping students to:

  • Pause and keep cool
  • Understand what is going on before jumping to conclusions
  • See how bystanders and victims can prevent or escalate a fight
  • Appreciate the perspectives of others
  • Define their problems and goals in ways that will not lead to fights
  • Generate and act on positive solutions

The program can be implemented in classrooms and has been used by health educators, social studies teachers, life skills teachers, counselors, physical education teachers and youth service providers.

AVB is considered a "promising program" by the U.S. Department of Educations Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Expert Panels and an "effective program" by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. First Nations Education has two certified AVB trainers, Dr. Jan Perry Evenstad and Kathy Rigsby.

Indian Education Materials


Abstract: This study is focused on the relationship between two historical policy era of American Indian education--the Constitutional/Treaty Provisions Era and the Self-Determination/Revitalization Era.  The primary purpose of this study is the clarification of what extent treaty educational obligations may be met by current federal K-12 American Indian education legislation.  An historical overview of American Indian education policy is provided to inform the subsequent discussion  of the results of a content analysis of sixteen treaties entered into between the United States and the Anishinaabe Three Fires Confederacy, and three pieces of federal Indian education legislation-the Indian Education Act (IEA), the Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act (ISDEA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

-PDF version of complete disseration (individual use) available for $49.95 + tax.

-Group use rate of $39.95 + tax available for groups of 10 or more.


Abstract: This study focuses on the pre-legislative history of the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW).  Much of the relevant history for this analysis of Public Act 174, of 1976 (The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Act) does not exist in document form, but within oral history.  Testimonies from individuals involved in the development of the MITW are recorded, analyzed, and juxtaposed with media accounts to complete the pre-legislative history of the MITW.  The main research question explored in depth is: What social and legal factors of the late 1960s and early 1970s influenced the development of the MITW?  Included in the narrative are sections that focus on important social and legal considerations in the development of the MITW.  This thesis will be useful for legislators and other makers of public policy, especially those involved in the administration of the MITW.   

-PDF version of complete thesis (individual use) available for $49.95 + tax.

-Group use rate of $39.95 + tax available for groups of 10 or more.