Category: Newsroom

Resources/professional development needed in Indian ed

A thorough research study of K-12 education in Minnesota drives home the need to develop appropriate, and timely, education materials for use in classrooms and at programs to help educators gain knowledge necessary to teach about Native Americans.

New productions for spring

“I have to say, I never thought I would host a podcast, but I think I speak for most tribal leaders and probably all Native people when I say we spend a lot of time educating people about who we are and why things are the way they are. And…

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New podcast series explores Native stories in Minnesota

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC)’s Understand Native Minnesota campaign launched a new podcast series today, entitled Native Minnesota with Rebecca Crooks-Stratton. Hosted by SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, the series features conversations with thought leaders and changemakers in Minnesota and across Indian Country.

Honest portrayals of Native people

This episode explores work being done towards authentically and accurately representing Native people, communities, and our stories. Rebecca Crooks-Stratton (Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community) is the Secretary/Treasurer of her tribe, and now she leads “Understand Native Minnesota,” an ambitious campaign to support Native American narrative change in Minnesota’s K-12 education system, as a way to raise awareness and constructively overcome misunderstandings and misperceptions.