TMÍYUT | MISSION
CTUIR Education Program practices Tribal ways by learning and preserving language, cultural practices, and historical and sovereign knowledge within all services.
WÍYAT̓IŠ | VISION
Our vision reaffirms our commitment to educating our children, families, and greater community while honoring Tribal sovereignty now and for future generations.
ÁTAW ITITÁMAT | EDUCATIONAL VALUES
- MƗŠKʷYÁMKT | SPIRITUALITY
We believe that if self-identity and language are important, then true understanding will build connections, so that our children will recognize where we come from.
- SƗ́NWIT | LANGUAGE
We believe that if families are active in native language, including sign language, then our children’s learning abilities will be enhanced, so that they will revitalize all indigenous language.
- ƗTMÁAKT | RESPECT
We believe that if boundaries, self respect and respecting others are taught, then effective communication will be learned, so that our children will exhibit positive behaviors.
- MIIMAWÍT TANANÁWIT | TRADITIONS and ART
We believe that if we practice ceremonies, then we will be keeping our traditions alive, so that our children will be free from judgment.
- NÍIX̣WIT | HEALTH
We believe that if we honor ourselves and others, then our community will be spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy, so that our children will find stability and happiness.
- PINÁŠUKʷAT | LEARNING LITERACY
We believe that if we want our children to thrive in the world, then we will provide quality learning opportunities, so that our children will model critical thinking and wise problem solving.
- ÁWTNI TKʷÁTAT | TRADITIONAL FOODS
We believe that if teaching, respecting and honoring our traditional foods will promote a healthy lifestyle, then our children must experience learning about traditional food and stories, so that our children will get cultural exposure at school and home.