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American Indian Studies: Since Time Immemorial

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Native American Education Seattle Public Schools logo

November, 2021

We are American History.

Seattle Public Schools strives to integrate Native past, present, and future into classrooms throughout the year. Below are the Indigenous Peoples’ Day recommendations for teachers and students and their families.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day & Native American Heritage Month Resources for All Learners

Molly of Denali – PBS Kids (featuring local actor Sovereign Bill)

Circle of Stories – PBS (Indigenous stories, teacher guide, and lessons)

Ichiskiin Stories and Lessons – Mt. Adams School District & Yakama Nation (Videos, Legends, Lessons)

Virtual Salmon Homecoming 2020 videos, games, and activity book

Ichiskiin Stories, Videos and Lessons – Mt. Adams School District & Yakama Nation

Circle of Stories – PBS Indigenous Storytellers, Lessons, and Recordings

Circle of Stories Lesson 1 – 3 PBS Resource (It’s All About the Story, Our Small World, Record and Preserve Your Family Stories)

16 Famous Native American Actors, Politicians and Artists Today – Oprah Daily Article

Ichiskiin Stories and Videos – Mt. Adams School District & Yakama Nation

Native Cinema Showcase – National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Black Indigenous Youth Advancing Social Justice – Native Knowledge 360 (NMAI)

Recorded Student Webinars – Native Americans Today (NMAI)

Negotiating Native Identity Through Art, Poetry, and Music – Teach Rock

SPS Teachers: Additional district-created lessons and resources can be found on our Schoology American Indian Studies Course Page.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Toolkit – IllumiNatives

Project 562 – Changing the Way We See Native America

Northwest Treaty Tribes Magazine – Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Community Events

Our Existence is Our Resistance, October 11, 2pm – United Indians of All Tribes Virtual Event

Read about how to attend this event.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Festival, October 12 – 15 – Seattle Indian Health Board

Read more about the schedule of events.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Indigenous Knowledge in Higher Education – Seattle Central College

Monday, October 11, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Read more about the event.

Breaking News

President Joe Biden restores sacred Native American land. Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments will expand under a new presidential action.

Photo of Bears Ears National Monument

Read the Indian Country Today news article.