2019 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In New York

September 28, 2019 from 9:00AM-1:30PM

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) New York

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Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian New York (NMAI) and Teaching for Change on September 28, 2019 for talks and workshops on teaching about Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences today.

The speakers and workshops will feature classroom resources for K-12 from Native Knowledge 360°, NMAI’s initiative to transform teaching and learning about American Indians, as well as resources from the Zinn Education Project, including the campaign to abolish Columbus Day.

The keynote speaker is Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author and editor of more than a dozen books including An Indigenous People’s History of the United States and “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans. Dunbar-Ortiz has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades. Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the first international conference on Indigenous peoples of the Americas at the United Nations in Geneva.

Workshops will include:

  • How Do Native People and Nations Experience Belonging? NK360° Digital Lesson
  • Building Critical Literacy in Your Classroom: American Indians in Children’s Literature
  • The People vs. Columbus, et al.
  • Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean exhibit tour and discussion
  • Native Innovation: ImagiNATIONS Activity Center tour and discussion
  • ‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’: A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change

A registration fee of $25 includes continental breakfast and light snacks, a copy of Rethinking Columbus, and other classroom resources. Registered participants will receive a follow-up email to select preferred workshops. The event will start promptly at 9:00AM. Please plan to arrive by 8:45AM to allow time to pass through security and check in.

We are also hosting a teach-in on September 7, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Register for our September 28 teach-in in New York below.

Directions to NMAI New York at One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004.

NMAI-NY is an Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor and CTLE Hours are awarded for your attendance at Educator Programs. Learn more

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Posted Monday, August 5, 2019 |

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