Publications to Support Teaching of Native Content
The Understand Native Minnesota campaign released two new, groundbreaking publications in January 2024 to support the teaching of Native American content in Minnesota schools. Both publications stem from recommendations in the campaign’s 2022 Restoring Our Place report, which assessed teaching resources on Native American subject matter used in Minnesota classrooms and recommended improvements.
A Guide to Reliable Native American-Related Teaching Resources
Understand Native Minnesota commissioned and released A Guide to Reliable Native American-Related Teaching Resources, written by Odia Wood-Krueger. This first-of-its-kind guide provides educators with a reliable, classified bibliography of 550 recommendable teaching resources aligned with current state English Language Arts academic standards for use by teachers.
Minnesota Native American Essential Understandings for Educators
In conjunction with Native Governance Center, Understand Native Minnesota commissioned and co-published Minnesota Native American Essential Understandings for Educators. This guide provides teachers, curriculum developers, students, and others with a compilation of the most essential information about Native people and tribal governments in the state.