This week, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is sponsoring a series of events for Gray Smith. Students and teachers will get to hear from the author and receive free copies of the book, gifted by the SMSC.
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…
The hope is for non-Native students to learn about a history and culture that has deep roots in our state, and for Native students to feel authentically represented.
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.
A new report commissioned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) found that most K-12 Minnesota teachers don’t have the confidence or tools needed to teach about Native Americans — and that the resources available vary widely in quality.
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…
Minnesotans across the political spectrum want to see an expanded curriculum on Native American culture, history and tribal government. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Understand Native Minnesota campaign.
A survey commissioned by the by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, based in Prior, Minn., shows supermajorities in all demographic groups in the state of Minnesota support increasing education about tribes and Indigenous people in the state’s public schools.
New survey shows supermajorities in all demographic groups Prior Lake, Minn. — As Native American Heritage Month concludes, newly released data reveals that Minnesotans overwhelmingly support increasing education about tribes and Indigenous people in the state’s public schools. In a recent statewide public opinion survey, nine out of every 10…
Panel topics will include the tribe’s “Understand Native Minnesota” campaign, which seeks to improve curriculum about Native Americans in Minnesota schools, and information on such environmental topics as prairie burns.