A Working Wellness Curriculum
Whisper Carpenter-Kish, Teacher, Native American Community Academy
This interactive session includes fixing plant medicines and playing indigenous games that center on the Native American Community Academy’s wellness curriculum, which is inspired by land-based healing, kinship themes, traditional stories and a variety of healing modalities. Participant takeaways: information and discussion on holistic, indigenous, culturally safe and locally-specific approaches to education.
Whisper Carpenter-Kish is a teacher at the Native American Community Academy, a tuition-free public charter school serving middle and high school students,located in Albuquerque, NM. Ms. Carpenter-Kish facilitates and creates curriculum for ever-evolving wellness classes to female identified and LGBTQ students in grades 6th to 10th. The curriculum is part of the school’s wellness and support services.