American Indian Studies: STI
Read Seattle Public Schools’ 2021 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Proclamation
Since Time Immemorial Learning Resources
NEW Yearlong Washington State History Scope and Sequence
Now there are two semesters of 7th grade Washington State History! Each semester emphasizes tribal history and sovereignty. Check it out! SPS Washington State History Scope and Sequence
Washington State Curriculum
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 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.
Seattle Public Schools Curriculum
Teachers are expected to teach Since Time Immemorial curriculum in every grade.
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.
- Twulshootseed—Lushootseed Native Lands Maps & Resources
- Daybreak Star Radio–Indigenize the Airwaves
- Sahaptin Languge Dictionary
- Northwest Indigenous News—Tulalip TV
- NW News Network—Native Americans
- Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs
- Muckleshoot Food Sovereignty Project
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Burke Museum Field Trips & Teacher Resources
- Project 562: Changing the Way We See Native America
- American Indian Library Association