During the 2020-2021 school year, CCSD has partnered with members of our indigenous community to form CCSD's Indigenous Parent Action Committee (IPAC). This committee is comprised of Indigenous parents/guardians and staff. The committee meets monthly and focuses on the following:
- Illuminating the presence of CCSD's Indigenous community
- Amplifying the voices of the Indigenous community by working directly with district leaders to make changes necessary to better serve Indigenous students and families
- Forming cross-district partnerships to strengthen the Indigenous community network
- Naming the continuous problems of practice embedded in the CCSD learning experience interfering with Indigenous students' academic and social-emotional success (i.e. problematic curriculum resources, erroneous representation and/or lack thereof, microaggressions, normalized harmful traditions/practices i.e. Halloween, Thanksgiving )
- Affirming and honoring Indigenous students' presence and cultural identities
The University of Denver Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students in the Native American Community
Click the application link below to access information about the DU Community Scholarship and the DU Empowerment Scholarship that are both available to first-year, degree-seeking undergraduate students committed to involvement in a Native American community.
Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are leading the nation in producing a highly educated and skilled Native workforce. They are unique institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance, encouraging American Indians to succeed in higher education and beyond.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the ED 506 form, IPAC, and/or CCSD's efforts to support Indigenous students, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at CCSDEquity@cherrycreekschools.org, or at (720) 554-4380.