We welcome Odia Wood-Krueger, the author and principal investigator of a new research report, “Restoring Our Place,” commissioned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community as part of its Understand Native Minnesota campaign. Odia shares what she learned through her research – what Native resources are most helpful to educators and what materials are still desperately needed. She also provides tips for educators trying to evaluate whether books about Native American subjects should be used in the classroom and examples of the great work teachers are already doing.
Restoring Our Place: An analysis of Native American resources used in Minnesota’s classrooms: https://www.understandnativemn.org/research/
American Indians in Children’s Literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/
A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children: http://oyate.org/index.php/resources/44-resources/a-broken-flute
Indian Education for All: Evaluating American Indian Materials & Resources in the Classroom: https://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/Indian%20Education/Indian%20Education%20101/Evaluating%20AI%20Materials%20and%20Resources%20for%20the%20Classroom.pdf
Song: Buffalo Moon by Brulé