Wishing my students and their families a safe and stress free summer, looking forward to seeing you in person next year!!
New Library Books!!
I have been working on the project of updating the books for our Native students in each of our school libraries since last year. In collaboration with QIN, the program was able to purchase over one hundred new books, all from the Native perspective and by Native authors. I'm very proud to say these books will be in the libraries next year. I'd like to thank Sarah Livingston of our local Timberland Library branch and Tashia Arnold of QIN, for their help and support in this effort.
Quinault Indian Nation has tutoring available for Quinault students, please contact me for more information on signing up or contact the tribe directly:
Cultural Specialist & Youth Activities Coordinator
Quinault Indian Nation Education Department
O: 360-276-8215 Ext. 6405
*Please see the links above for tutoring application and consent form.
Right to Tribal Regalia Act
Statement and link to House Bill 2551 affirming Native students' right to wear tribal regalia for commencement ceremonies, from the Office of the Superintendent and the Office of Native Education for Washington state.
"Bouncing Back from Setbacks" a message for Native Youth
So What Exactly Is 'Blood Quantum'?
A brief history and background on blood quantum and how it currently affects different tribes through enrollment, citizenship, and sovereignty. Given by NPR.
Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
This site is from the Washington office of the superintendent of public instruction. It provides information on the Since Time Immemorial curriculum that was mandated in 2015 as needing to be taught in our schools with the goal of teaching from a place of inclusion regarding Tribal sovereignty in Washington state.
This is an interactive site that gives information about Tribal lands, treaties, and languages. It can be explored to learn more about territory acknowledgement and the ancestral lands of local tribes.
Spotlight on American Indian History
June Topic: Native American Resistance at Alcatraz, 1969