The Native American Initiative is an outreach effort of the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPDP) of the Center for Civic Education. The initiative’s goal is to provide civic education materials that are sensitive to and infused with the history, traditions, and cultures of the Native People. SVPDP is a prevention program whose major premise is that academic success will promote greater civic responsibility in students as they work within their schools and communities. The program provides training opportunities for teacher participants that support the curriculum and emphasize critical thinking, cooperative learning, group problem-solving, and performance-based assessment. Free materials are provided.