Tanya works for the Family and Child Education (FACE) home visiting program and serves families of the Oneida Tribe Indians of Wisconsin.
Recorded August 20, 2019 Archived August 20, 2019 27:10 minutes
DescriptionTanya Martin-Lopzez, is Pueblo of Pojoaque from northern New Mexico. She works for the Family and Child Education (FACE) home visiting program and serves families of the Oneida Tribe Indians of Wisconsin.
The Family and Child Education (FACE) program was created in 1990 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Education - BIE) within the Office of Indian Education Programs. FACE is a two-generation model focused on early childhood and parental involvement. FACE is a partnership between BIE, Parents as Teachers National Center and National Center for Families Learning.
FACE is a unique program for American Indian families that matches highly trained, local, Native, professionals with families from pregnancy through their children’s first years of life. The program honors cultural practices, traditions, values, beliefs and incorporates diverse cultural strengths and language into every personal visit. The program emphasizes strengthening intergenerational relationships and incorporating teachings of traditional narratives, beliefs, and tribal practices.