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January 2010 Volume 2

Noli Indian School gets $100,000 for educational materials
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California: Noli Indian School has received a gift of $100,000 from the The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. Noli a private alternative school for students in grades 6-12. It is also California's first BIA funded grant school and serves students from 20 sovereign Indian nations.

“We share a belief with Noli that education and culture are fundamental to the development of Native youth,” said San Manuel Chairman James Ramos. “Once you attain a degree or learn to practice your culture this knowledge becomes a part of who you are and can never be taken away.”

Funds will help purchase textbooks, computers, sporting equipment, campus safety materials and other supplies to benefit of the entire student body.

“Since opening our doors in 1990, Noli has experienced rapid enrollment growth and expects to continue expanding to assure positive educational outcomes for the communities we serve,” said Noli Principal Donavan Post. “San Manuel’s donation will allow us to grow to accommodate more students and offer them high quality programs and materials.”

Students comes from many Southern California tribes including:

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians
San Manuel,
Morongo,
Cahuilla,
Pechanga,
Pala

 Pauma,
La Jolla,
Rincon,
Augustine,
Ramona,
Torres Martinez
 Los Coyotes reservations.

Noli Indian school focuses on Native American culture. Students must complete course work in cultural studies to graduate. The school also offers activities for students, staff, parents and community involvement.

Noli staff and students help with the week-long California Indian Cultural Awareness Conference at California State University – San Bernardino. The week coincides with the California Native American Day state holiday.

For more on the holiday, visit
www.nativeamericanday.com

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