Engaging students on Native American topics

Posted on September 13, 2023

Episode Description

In this special edition of the podcast, Rebecca interviews Native authors, artists and education experts at the most recent Understand Native Minnesota Educator Academy. This free event hosted by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community brought hundreds of educators and administrators together for professional development workshops. In the episode, guests share advice and tips for educators and parents looking to engage children on Native topics like history, culture and civics.

Featured guests include:

  • Tori Campbell | Prairie Island Indian Community Buffalo Project
  • Tom Peacock | Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing
  • James Vukelich | Speaker, author and creator of Ojibwe Word of the Day
  • Eden Bart | Minnesota Humanities Center
  • Darlene St. Clair | St. Cloud State University
  • Tony Drews | Nashke Games
  • Art Coulson | Native children’s author


Understand Native Minnesota: https://www.understandnativemn.org/
Prairie Island Indian Community Buffalo Project: https://prairieisland.org/who-we-are/our-culture/buffalo-project
Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing: http://www.blackbearsandblueberries.com/
James Vukelich: https://www.jamesvukelich.com/
Minnesota Native American Lives Series: https://www.mnhum.org/program/minnesota-native-american-lives-series/
Nashke Games: https://www.nashke.com/
Art Coulson: https://artcoulson.com/

Song: Buffalo Moon by Brulé