Seattle Public Schools

Monthly Native American Observances

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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

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.

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.