NIEA Trains Educators in Robeson County to better Support Students
Facilitators from the National Indian education Association (NIEA) toured Robeson County on Tuesday as they coordinate two days of training to support resiliency in children. The group toured the Lumbee Tribe Housing complex and met with Tribal Chairman Lowery during a brief walk-through. The training the team is involved with is called Indigenous Empowerment and Resilience Training. It is part of a nationwide initiative to provide Native communities better skills to deal with past and present historic trauma and other issues affecting native communities. Public Schools of Robeson County Indian Education, American Indian Heritage Center at UNCP, Southeast American Indian Studies Program and the Department of American Indian Studies sponsored the program.