It is critical to every student's educational success to see someone that they identfy with in their classrooms. Especially for Native American student's seeing role models from their community in teaching, administration, para professional and higher education roles improves their perfomance in the classroom and beyond.
There are an increasing number of programs working to train Native American Teachers.
Here is a program and opportunity for funding from Univeristy of Oregon:
University of Oregon Teacher Ed Opportunity
Deadline for 2019-20 Applications: January 15th, 2019
Check it out!