Marylou Schultz, Navajo, is currently employed by Mesa Public Schools as a Home /School Liaison and has been with the district for seven years. Previously she taught junior high students for nine years at Leupp Schools, Inc. and in the Flagstaff School District. Ms. Schultz has a B.A. and M.A. in Education from Arizona State University and is currently in the Masters program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff pursuing a graduate degree in School Guidance and Counseling.

Miriam Kroeger is the Associate Director of AALTRC, Inc., with over 20 years experience in Adult Education. As an urban Easterner, she had little opportunity to interact with Native Americans. She believes in providing tools which will help teachers be as effective as possible with their students. For her, learning is a continuous and lifelong process; we are all students.

The cultural concepts and lessons which are cited in this manual have been taken from the Four Winds Walk in Balance on Mother Earth Curriculum Guide. These concepts have been divided into the following areas: Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Financial, Social, Employment and Experiential.

This publication was made possible through funds provided under Section 353, Special Demonstration and Staff Development Activities of the National Literacy Act of 1991 awarded to the Arizona Adult Literacy and Technology Resource Center, Inc.

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