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    Since Time Immemorial

    Remote Learning for Fall 2020:
    Lesson Plans & Continuous Learning Resources

    Washington State Tribal History & Seattle Public Schools:


    FYI only: External webinar Oct. 15th, 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Did Native People Really Sell Manhattan? by the National Museum of the American Indian

    Register for Native Knowledge 360°'s webinar on Oct. 15th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. PT: Did Native People Really Sell Manhattan? This is an external webinar, not sponsored by SPS.

    This is designed for educators, grades 4–12, whose primary teaching focus is in social sciences, English language arts and library sciences."Participants will hear from Ed Schupman (Muscogee), manager of the National Museum of the American Indian's national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°). Ed will discuss the long tradition of problematic narratives about Native Americans and show how those narratives affect American society and K–12 education."—Native Knowledge 360°, American Museum of the American Indian


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    Nathan Hale Student Creates Film about Climate Change Affecting Indigenous Nations

    Interconnected: The Effect of Climate Change on Indigenous Nations is a film produced by Rosie Port and her brother Gabe. Rosie is a graduating senior and vice president of Nathan Hale High School’s Native Club. She also was a speaker in Nathan Hale's 2019 Native Heritage Assembly. Rosie created and beautifully produced this powerful film for her Hale Senior Action Project. It is an important piece of student work about issues facing indigenous culture and what individuals can do to reduce their environmental impact.


    Native Education for All: Online Learning Resources

    IllumiNative has partnered with the National Indian Education Association and Amplifier to create Native Education for All, an initiative providing online lesson plans, tools and resources for Pre-K through 8th grade students. Each lesson—available as a downloadable pdf—guides teachers and students through learning about Native American art, culture, history and contemporary life.


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    RCW 28A.320.170 Washington State Curricula: Tribal History & Culture

    From the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28A.320.170, 2015, Washington State Legislature:

    Upon social studies curriculum adoption, a school district shall incorporate curricula about nearest tribes’ histories, cultures, and governments. School districts meet the requirements by using the state-developed curriculum Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State AND incorporating elements that are regionally specific. 

    Modifications & Required State Collaboration

    School districts shall collaborate with OSPI on curricular areas regarding tribal government and history that are statewide in nature, such as the concept of tribal sovereignty and the history of federal policy towards federally recognized Indian tribes.


    Why American Indian Studies?

    We use the name American Indian Studies because:

    • American Indian is the legal term for the federally recognized tribes that reside within the U.S.

    • Unlike other American ethnic groups, federally recognized tribes and nations deal with U.S. state, and local governments on a "government-to-government" basis.

    Our Partner Tribes

    Meet our partner tribes under the Treaty of Point Elliott: The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and The Suquamish Tribe.

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