Braided Education Consulting
At Braided Education Consulting, our approach involves positive and sustainable relationship building with tribal community, departments, schools, and organizations. We work closely in these collaborative spaces to co-design and center ‘Native Ways of Knowing and Doing’. We focus on shifting practice and centering local ‘Ways of Knowing and Doing’, while working towards culturally responsive and relevant approaches, and in braiding elements of western ways of knowing doing.
Our project, A Co-designed Climate Science Collaborative: Braiding Ways of Knowing and Doing Into Climate Science has provided learning experiences for teachers through a community co-design process. A process that centers local ‘Ways of Knowing and Doing’ while building in culturally responsive and relevant practice on local phenomena serving students on the unceded ancestral lands of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. During the last few years, the participants in this project have learned together in place which built relationships, meaningful and culturally connected learning opportunities, and responsive and relevant approaches to learning. This project is about how we, through relation, collaboratively co-designed and implemented local Native Ways of Knowing and Doing and what braided approaches are possible through consensus.
The ClimeTime learning experiences for teachers supported by Braided Education Consulting was supported through the co-design of a culturally responsive curriculum unit focused on climate change phenomena to be used in schools serving students from the Confederated Colville Tribes.