Quote of the Day from Teaching Truly

Quotes from Teaching Truly: A Curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education by Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs)

“While there is no single Correct way for educators to address the complexities of historical trauma and unresolved grief among Native students and their communities, this chapter offers the following for consideration:

4. Do not limit student learning about “Indian Country” to a historical context. There are currently more than 4 million people in the US who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native (National Urban Indian Family Coalition, 2008). Nearly 70 percent live outside of specific tribal areas, and many live in urban areas. Regularly engage students with contemporary Native experiences; use local Indigenous experts and sites. Do not teach Native history as a separate category of US history: American History IS American Indian History” ~ Teaching Truly Pg 47

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