The Native Training Institute: A Place of Holistic Learning and Health
This article examines the holistic educational philosophy of the Native TrainingInstitute (NTI) and its effect on the health of students. The article reviews theelements of cultural pedagogy that were foundational to the development of a holisticmodel of learning at the NTI based on Medicine Wheel teachings. In addition, thearticle reviews the interviews of students who received a Native human serviceworker social work certificate at the NTI and records some of the significant healingthat occurred as a result of a healing-learning approach to education. Finally, theseven elements of transformational healing and learning used at the NTI arearticulated.