Eagle Vision: Employing Geographic Information Technologies in Indian Schools and Communities
In the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico, 20 teachers and 120 students from the Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded school system developed community-based, culturally-relevant curriculum incorporating Geographic Information Technologies into their classrooms.
The "Eagle Vision" project was designed to train high school math, science, social studies and technology teachers within the Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded school system to integrate Geographic Information Technologies (GIT) into their classrooms. Over the three-year life of the grant, CETIA worked intensively with 20 teachers selected from a geographically diverse set of schools. Project partners include the University of New Mexico's Geography Department, the BIA-Office of Indian Education Programs, Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, Bohannon-Huston, Inc., the Indigenous Education Institute and the Intertribal GIS Council.