Native American Heritage Month: November 2022
DID YOU KNOW?
There are about 370 students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District with Native American heritage. Of those students, 170 are signed up for the District’s Native American Program.
SBLSD provides a Native American Education Program through a partnership with the Puget Sound Educational Service District. The program works directly with Native students in all schools in the District and supports them with any cultural educational support they may need.
If you have Native American heritage and would like to take part in the Native American cultural program, contact your school about the SBLSD Native American Education Program.
Native American Heritage Month 2022
November is Native American Heritage Month. Below are some relevant resources educators can use to help educate all students about Native people. These are culturally vetted links to websites, lessons, and video clips.
- Native American Heritage Month 2022: Did You Know?
- Native American Heritage Month 2022: Native People
- nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov: This amazing site houses hundreds of easy-to scan links to lessons, photo exhibits, videos, and oral stories about Native history and culture from several federal websites: National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian, etc.
- The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. has an excellent online presence with exhibits, information, and videos.
- The Puyallup Tribe website for resources and information about their ancestral land.
For a long time, books in schools about Native Americans were not written by Native people and were very stereotypical. Now, there are so many amazing books for all ages available or video readings on YouTube. Here are some that our program recommends: