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Authentic Ways of Representing American Indian Culture in PreK-12 School Curriculum
Join Casie Wise with the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) and Giselle Lundy-Ponce with AFT for insightful information on how to represent Native culture appropriately and how to convince fellow educators it’s the right thing to do.
- Thursday, March 25, 2021
- 3:00PM EDT
Why are Thanksgiving, Pocahontas or sports mascots the only time that non-Native American students tend to hear about American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians? American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian culture is widely misrepresented and misappropriated in schools and school curricula. Let’s deconstruct how these detrimental stereotypes originate and how to dismantle them through supporting Native and non-Native educators as they teach about American Indian culture and history in the classroom.
This webinar will help educators learn how to represent Native cultures appropriately and take an asset-based approach to teaching that American Indian culture is current and thriving. The panelists will share instructional resources and experiences to open a dialogue about representation in the classroom and how it benefits all students.