DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES
For the NIJC Distance Learning Courses (listed below), you must enroll and receive a username and password to access the NIJC distance learning website. Click the following links to access the course enrollment form. Once you have subscribed, you will be e-mailed a username and password to access the course.
- Environmental Quality and Enforcement for California Indian Country. This course seeks to promote tribal government involvement in the environmental issues that affect them by cultivating positive government-to-government relationships between tribes and other governmental entities on cross-jurisdictional issues.
- How to be a Distance Learner : A distance learning classroom and social forum for Native Youth in Action program participants. The classroom curricula consists of culturally appropriate curricula on Native American educational, cultural and social issues. This information may assist NYA program participants in setting goals for their service learning activities. NYA program participants are encouraged to add information about their own communities to this distance learning curricula.
- Preparing a Healthy Path: Planning and Implementing Tribal Adult Healing to Wellness Courts for Participants Who Have FAS/FAE: The goal of the Preparing a Healthy Path: Planning and Implementing Tribal Adult Healing to Wellness Course for Participants Who Have FAS/FAE distance learning curriculum is to increase the capacity of tribal communities nationwide to plan, implement and operate tribal adult drug courts to meet the unique needs of participants who have FAS/FAE in order to reduce crime in Indian Country.
This online course is funded through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Byrne Competitive Grant Program, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this online course (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). You may also download the curriculum from our FAS Project site.
- Solid Waste Management in Indian Country: The focus of the course is
on critical issues like illegal dumping, the development and enforcement of tribal codes, jurisdictional conflicts, reduction and recycling, hazardous household waste, hazardous waste resulting from meth labs, RCRA issues and other updates on solid waste management. This course is designed for tribal elected officials, tribal environmental personnel, tribal court personnel, tribal law enforcement with the capacity to enforce tribal environmental laws, state and federal EPA personnel that work with tribes to address solid waste management issues and others interested in increasing the capacity of tribes to address solid waste management issues. To visit the the project website go to: http://www.nijc.org/SWM.html
- Highway Work Zone Safety On Tribal Lands: This course addresses the need for tribal leaders (employers) and tribal transportation personnel (employees) in California and Nevada to develop competency in OSHA and state standards and requirements and be better able to recognize hazards and integrate work zone safety considerations in planning, managing, and field operation of roadway/highway construction projects on tribal lands. This material was produced under grant SH-17819-08-60-F-6 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. For more information go to: http://www.nijc.org/ttap_trans_safety.html
- Tribal Government Civics Course (designed by and for tribal youth): A distance learning classroom and social forum for Native Youth in Action program participants. The classroom curricula consists of culturally appropriate curricula on Native American educational, cultural and social issues. This information may assist NYA program participants in setting goals for their service learning activities. NYA program participants are encouraged to add information about their own communities to this distance learning curricula.For more information go to: http://www.nijc.org/training.html
- Safe Journeys: Tribal Pedestrian Road Safety Audits. This course is funded by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration - Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP) and addresses the FAS focus area of Pedestrian Crashes by developing and providing an online educational module on tribal pedestrian road safety audits (PSAs) featuring: (1) a 7 – 10 minute case study podcast about the La Jolla Tribe’s partnership with CPHD to perform a PSA of a known trouble spot in the tribal community and the practices, lessons and outcomes generated by the PSA; (2) instructional resources including PSA guidelines and pedestrian safety countermeasures; (3) lessons designed to help users apply the information; (4) a quiz to help users test their knowledge; (5) links to TA resources; and (6) brief pre- and post-test evaluation surveys. For more information go to: http://www.nijc.org/ttap_trans_safety.html
- Tribal Road Safety Audits. The California Department of Transportation - Environmental Justice grant program has funded the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) to create educational resources for California tribal communities to provide them with guidelines and processes for conducting Road Safety Audits (RSA). FHWA will demonstrate how to conduct an effective RSA in a training video that will be designed to cultivate other trainers within tribal communities. A companion online course will be developed to reinforce information and concepts from the video and to foster better awareness among tribal community members of the benefits of RSAs for increasing roadway multi-modal safety. Fro mmore information go to: http://www.nijc.org/ttap_trans_safety.html
- Tribal Traffic Safety Justice Liaison Project. A grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime to administer the Tribal Traffic Safety Justice Liaison Project. Tribal Traffic Safety Justice Liaison Project addresses the Victims of Drunk and Impaired Driving – Underserved Community topic area. Over 36-months, the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC), administrator of a Tribal Transportation Technical Assistance Program (TTAP), will develop and pilot a program that provides comprehensive training and technical assistance (TTA) resources to tribal and non-Indian justice system personnel to help them provide more effective and culturally competent services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of alcohol-related motor vehicles crashes. The program will be designed to be adopted by 6 other TTAPs, which are funded jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide transportation TTA to tribes nationally. To visit the project website go to: http://www.nijc.org/TTSJL.html
Communities Empowering Native Youth: Social Forum.This site provides networking opportunities and informational resources for the Communities Empowering Native Youth Project (CENY), a 2-year capacity building project for Native youth programs. CENY and this social forum serves Native youth, professionals and volunteers from Native youth serving tribal programs and community- and faith-based organizations in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. It is created and moderated by the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC).
CENY is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development Strategies Program Grant No. 90NA8157. NIJC administers the project in partnership with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Ukiah Unified School District Title VII Program and Sherwood Valley Rancheria, Koolakai Learning Center. CENY’s goal is to sustain and expand Native youth programs in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties over the long-term. The project addresses the interest of tribes, organizations and individuals in promoting activities to ensure there are adequate, sustainable and culturally-appropriate programs for Native youth in the tri-county region. To visit the project website go to: http://www.nijc.org/CENY.html
- Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. A grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to administer Correctional Systems and Correctional Alternatives on Tribal Lands Training and Technical Assistance Program. NIJC and its partners EKM&P and Glacier, Inc., will be providing training and technical assistance services for planning, constructing, operating and maintaining tribal correctional systems and alternatives. To visit the project website go to: http://www.nijc.org/CTASArea4.html
- Communities Empowering Youth: Activating Native Youth Assets. This site provides networking opportunities and informational and distance learning resources for the Activating Native Youth Assets Project.The project and this social forum site serves Native youth, tribes and professionals and volunteers from Native youth serving community- and faith-based organizations in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. It is created and moderated by the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC).
The Activating Native Youth Assets Project is a three-year capacity building initiative funded by the Administration for Children and Families, DHHS, Compassion Capital Fund. NIJC administers the project in collaboration with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) and the Sonoma County Indian Health Project (SCIHP). The goal of the project is to build our individual and mutual organizational capacity so that we may serve as resources to help strengthen existing Native and non-Native assets for positive Native youth development in our region. To view the project website go to: http://www.nijc.org/CENY.html
- Native Youth in Action: Forum. Native Youth in Action is a project of the National Indian Justice Center and is funded by Learn and Serve America, Corporation for National Community Service. For more information go to: http://www.nijc.org/training.html