Native Americans and Black communities are the two populations most impacted by mass criminalization and incarceration in the US. The criminalization of indigenous people on this continent began with genocide and slavery on the Spanish missions in California and the forced removal of Native people onto reservations. Today, Native people have the highest percentage of people shot by the police annually. For Native people who are in prison and separated from their families and communities, their faith practices are ignored or punished as chaplains often have no knowledge or cultural context for Native spiritual practices. This has created deep historical and intergenerational trauma.
The Schott Foundation will be represented at Grantmakers for Education's 21st Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Creative and Online Communications Director Patrick St. John will present on the panel David Can Beat Goliath: Providing TA to Help Grantees Punch Above Their Weight
Every year members of the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) hold a nationwide week of action on school discipline and education justice. The theme this year is Education is a Human Right! We Will Not Give Up the Fight! DSC members and allies will hold local events across the country, and participate in our two-day National Week of Action Event in New Orleans on October 23-24.