learning objectives

  • Recognize that New York State is and always has been a Native place.
  • Understand that, after European colonists arrived, Native people and nations persisted and adapted in the face of adversity and change.
  • Realize that Native nations and people are living in all parts of New York State.
  • Realize that home and the identities connected with home help shape who we are.
  • Recognize that caring for your home means continuing to learn and to take action.
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Subjects
Government & Civics, History, Social Studies
Essential Understandings

5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
American Indians have always operated and interacted within self-defined social structures that include institutions, societies, and organizations, each with specific functions. These social structures have shaped the lives and histories of American Indians through the present day. Today, because of treaties, court decisions, and statutes, tribal governments maintain a unique relationship with federal and state governments.

6: Power, Authority, and Governance
American Indians devised and have always lived under a variety of complex systems of government. Tribal governments faced rapid and devastating change as a result of European colonization and the development of the United States. Tribes today still govern their own affairs and maintain a government-to-government relationship with the United States and other governments.

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