Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announces book giveaway for educators and libraries during Native American Heritage Month

Tribe gifting 2,000 copies of brand-new book “Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults” at events, online Prior Lake, Minn. — In honor of the beginning of Native American Heritage Month, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), through its Understand Native Minnesota campaign, is sponsoring a large-scale book giveaway of “Braiding Sweetgrass…

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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.

Native American teaching resources in Minnesota’s classrooms assessed in new research report

Curriculum materials are of “highly variable quality,” availability is “hit-or-miss,” and educators want professional development help, according to first-of-its-kind resource scan report Prior Lake, Minn. — A new, first-of-its-kind report was released today assessing what teaching resources on Native American subject matter are in actual use by Minnesota educators. The…

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