These live and interactive programs introduce educators to NK360° and its extensive resources. Webinars and onsite programs are designed to support education professionals in learning approaches to incorporate more complete narratives about Native American histories, cultures, and contemporary lives into their teaching. View recorded webinars.
Native New York:
American Indians and Dutch New Amsterdam
October 3–November 9, 2022
In this multi-session, virtual course for educators, participants will investigate trade relationships and power dynamics between the Lenape and Dutch communities in New Amsterdam, examine documents, maps, and artifacts that speak to interactions between Native American nations and early European colonists in the Hudson River region in the 16th and 17th centuries, and consider how the natural environment affected the cultural, economic, and political experiences of those who resided there.
Native New York will run in October 2022. The course includes both synchronous sessions and asynchronous coursework. Synchronous sessions will be held via Zoom; see dates and times below. Final dates and times are subject to change pending speaker availability; all changes will be confirmed and communicated with course registrants in advance.
The Museum of the City of New York is a CTLE certified provider. Participation in this program provides 15 hours of CTLE credit and 1 P Credit. Native New York is an online course presented by the Museum of the City of New York in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian, New York.
Onsite Educator's Open House
Native New York
October 10, 2022
11 AM–4 PM ET
Join the museum's education team for a day of hands-on learning and tours of the exhibit, Native New York. New York State educators are eligible to receive CTLE credit for attending.
NMAI education experts and invited Native guests will share curriculum and teaching strategies about Native peoples of New York State. All registered attendees will receive a packet of resource materials developed by the NMAI, including the guides Telling Stories with Pictures: Collected Comics from Native New York and the The Dialogue Toolkit for Educators.
Native New York journeys through city and state to explore the question "What makes New York a Native place?" The exhibition encompasses 12 places in present-day New York, introducing visitors to the Native nations that call the region home. Stretching from Long Island through New York City and on toward Niagara Falls, it covers pre-Revolutionary War exchanges through contemporary events. From Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) ironworkers who helped build Manhattan's iconic skyscrapers to Lenape (Delaware) teens visiting their ancestral home, stories of Native New Yorkers provide an expanded understanding of the region's history and reveal that New York is—and always has been—a Native place.
Native New York Exhibition