Boozhoo! (Hello!) Welcome to Kina!
There is nothing more exciting than learning new things and sharing ideas with one another. This philosophy is how Kina’s projects began and still guides us as we continue to grow. Much of what we do has been designed and developed in partnership with area Native American communities. We believe that the communities we serve know what is most helpful for their members and need to be equal partners in what we offer.
Kina’s projects are built on cultural strengths and ways of knowing. Our projects began in 2016 when the first partnerships were established with area tribal communities to create programs that share the exciting world of science with children in Kindergarten to 6th grade. Since that time, we have grown to include a variety of projects that focus on providing children with opportunities that inspire a love of learning and bring families together in the learning process. By doing this, we hope that the passion for learning will continue through a lifetime and pass to those who follow.
One of our goals is to see today’s youth enter science and choose to address the needs of Native Americans. We make a special effort to remove educational barriers so that everyone can enjoy learning and exploring. Our programming is designed to be based in communities, so they are easily accessed by the community members. We also have an expanse of learning materials, including information about nutrition and wellness, all available at no cost.
The Kina project team hopes you enjoy your visit to our site and exploring all that we have to offer.
Interested in Ordering?
We appreciate your interest in our STEM and nutrition activity book series. The book series was made possible by grants from the National Library of Medicine. We had not anticipated the overwhelming response to the books! We have printed and shipped over 4,000 copies of the books to date. We still have books available to order; however, only limited quantities are left in stock. We don’t anticipate printing copies of the Sold-Out books. Please note that the books are available to print as pdf versions on our website (scroll down to view the pdfs).
We are excited to announce that our Dental Health activity books will become available soon! Stay tuned!
Please note that our flyers are still available to order.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Power of Vaccines
This is an informational handout in English geared for youth with information about vaccines and how they work presented in a "question and answer" format.
COVID-19 Clean Hands Mythbusters
As a collaboration, this informational handout was created in 4 different languages and geared toward youth with facts about clean hands, gloves, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These facts are presented in a "true or false" format.
As a collaboration, this informational handout in was created in 4 different languages geared for youth on easy ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.
This is an activity book in Ojibwe and English for kindergarteners focusing on healthy eating and nutrition.
This is an activity book in Ojibwe and English for 3rd and 4th grade children focusing on healthy eating and nutrition.
This is an activity book in Ojibwe and English for 5th and 6th grade children focusing on healthy eating and nutrition.
Gikinawaabi Noopimiing (Learning by Watching Nature): An Ojibwe/English Kindergarten Science and Math Activity Book
Asigi'idiwag Nanda-gikendan (Coming Together to Learn): An Ojibwe/English 5th Grade Science and Math Activity Book
This is an activity book in Ojibwe and English for 5th graders focusing on science and math.