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Native Knowledge 360° Education Initiative
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In the Spotlight
Explore these museum resources and NK360° workshops to learn more about Indigenous women's contributions to the arts and society.
Teacher Workshop Series | Indigenous Women: Artists and Activists
Watch this four-part series that used the museum's Essential Understandings framework, literature, poetry and artworks by contemporary Indigenous women artists to explore activism.
Museum Digital Resources Collection: Native American Women
Browse a variety of articles, blogs, and videos that highlight the diversity of Native Women in American history and contemporary life.
Youth in Action | Native Women Making Change
Listen to a conversation with two young Native women who are working at local and state levels to make change: Aidan Graybill (Wyandot Nation of Kansas), and Christina Haswood (Diné [Navajo]).
Featured Teacher and Student Programs
Youth in Action | Wearing Our PRIDE
June 1, 2023
Fashion is often used to confirm identities, challenge social structures, and display personalities. Discover the joy of fashion in our conversation celebrating PRIDE month.
Juventud en acción | Luciendo nuestro ORGULLO
1 de junio de 2023
La moda a menudo se utiliza para confirmar identidades, cuestionar estructuras sociales y mostrar personalidades. Descubre la alegría de la moda en nuestras conversaciones de celebración del mes del ORGULLO.
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Becoming a Native Knowledge 360° Educator: Teaching More Complete Narratives about American Indians
June 6, 2023

The final professional development session of this four-part series brings participants closer to becoming well-rounded Native Knowledge 360° educators.

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Chancellor's Day Teacher Professional Development with Mohawk Artist Shelley Niro
June 8, 2023

Join the Education Department of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York for a full-day professional development program with multidisciplinary artist Shelley Niro

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NK360° Summer Series: Selecting Indigenous Images for Your Classroom
July 11 & 18, 2023

This webinar will examine why commonly used imagery and language about Native peoples are detrimental to student understanding of Native histories and cultures.

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Save the Date!
2023 Indigenous Peoples' Day Teach-In
September 30, 2023

Join us for a day of programming about Indigenous Education. Workshops will feature guest speakers and resources for the classroom. The 2023 teach-in will be held onsite in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. More info coming soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Native Americans
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