Turtle Talk: Collectively Raising Indige-babies

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We are excited to open registration for our first 2024 Turtle Talk: Collectively Raising Indige-babiesa new BTC Family to Family Real Talk free virtual conversation series. Through conversations with families raising Indigenous babies and children, we will think together about what it is like to nurture children in our world today. This series explores the many ways in which families help their children grow their Native identities and connections with land while navigating diverse systems of care and learning.

The four-part series begins on Friday, May 24, 2024, and continues through October 18, 2024. Each webinar is 1 hour followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with our parent panelists. This series is convened through the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative (IELC) with Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Ed.D., IELC Institute Director, Co-Founder, and Principal Consultant at First Light Education Project. 


Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Ed.D., is co-founder and principal consultant for First Light Education Project, a consulting collaborative built on Indigenous principles with a mission to strengthen historically underserved educational communities of practice across the United States. Starting as a Toddler 2 teacher, Tarajean has built her career as a teacher, researcher, and nonprofit leader, guiding numerous tribal and national projects that have contributed to strengthening systems of care and learning within tribal and immigrant educational communities, centering change efforts within families, local communities, and early childhood leaders and systems.

With expertise in early childhood education, Native education, teaching and learning, and community-centered research, Tarajean also serves as Institute Director of the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative, a national institute implemented in partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center of Boston, MA.


This webinar is presented by: Brazelton Touchpoints Center