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States move to add Native American history to curriculum

MINNEAPOLIS – On the heels of the National Indian Education Association’s conference held in Minneapolis earlier this fall and just in time for Native American Heritage Month, the nearby Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced a $5 million philanthropic campaign to fund resources, curriculum, and training on Native American heritage for teachers and administrators across Minnesota.

Shakopee Mdewakanton devotes $5M to improving Native education in Minnesota

Minnesota schools can do a better job of teaching about Native Americans’ history and present, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community said this month. It’s putting $5 million and three years into a statewide effort to help that happen with more and better class plans, classroom resources and training and professional development for teachers and administrators.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community launches $5 million campaign to improve the Native American narrative in Minnesota schools

Prior Lake, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) today announced the launch of Understand Native Minnesota, a $5 million, three-year strategic initiative and philanthropic campaign to improve the Native American narrative in Minnesota schools. SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Rebecca Crooks-Stratton, who will lead the campaign for the tribe, announced the…

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