American Indian Resource Library
- Free eBooks, Audio Books & Graphic Novels
- Social Justice/BLM Books
- SPS Online Student Resources
- Request for Reconsideration Form
- Intellectual Freedom Policy
Seattle Public Library
- Library Link (student access to SPL resources)
- Seattle Public Library Website
- American Indian Studies: STI—Washington State Tribal History Curriculum
- Native American Education Program
- SPS TV YouTube: Tribal History Lessons
- Schoology – Staff Login (join “American Indian Studies: Since Time Immemorial” Course) Here SPSSeattle Public Schools More teachers will find teaching resources, lessons, and materials for each grade, P – 12 and a suggested scope and sequence.
- Technology Support for Families
- Native Knowledge 360 Resources
No More Stolen Sisters – Wear RED May 5 for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People
As of April 17, 2023 there are 134 missing indigenous people in Washington state alone. (WSP Missing Indigenous People Unit)
Why are Indigenous women going missing or being killed?
The simple answer is colonialism. Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people are not safe while living in colonial systems that target them for violence and allow that violence to flourish with no response. Their peoples cannot enforce their natural laws and protect their vulnerable or targeted populations under settler colonial occupation, their bodies are treated as objects for the taking, and settler culture continues to teach generations of people that Indigenous women and girls are hypersexual beings easy to use and abuse.
What can be done about this crisis?
Uphold tribal sovereignty, honor treaties, listen to the families and survivors who have critical perspectives and expertise to share. There are more specific things that can be done, like passing certain policies, but ultimately, Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty must be upheld so that Indigenous peoples have the ability to protect their own. (from the MMIWG2 & MMIP Organizing Toolkit)
Access the SPS American Indian Studies COURSE Page MMIWG2/MMIP folder for classroom resources, lessons, and videos.
March 9 is Billy Frank, Jr. Salmon Celebration Day
Learn more about the life and legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.
March is National Women’s History Month
Learn about the influential Native American women who have made a difference in Indian Country!
Native Knowledge Resources
Explore this selection of resources focused on Native American and Alaska Native knowledge curated by SPSSeattle Public Schools More Native American Education staff. Our aim is to make it easy for teachers to integrate teaching about contemporary culture and people as well as Washington State tribal history with their lessons all year long.
February is African American History Month-Learn about Black Indians
SPS staff can find resources in Schoology.
Native American Heritage Month – We Are More Than a Month
Welcome to Seattle Public Schools’ American Indian Resource Library! Our resources emphasize Native American, First and Alaska Native perspectives and boasts a growing collection of global indigenous resources.
October 10 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day
View presentations from the October 1, 2022 Native Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) & Teaching for Change for a virtual Curriculum Teach-In
Learn More about Indigenous Peoples’ Day
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