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In the Spotlight
Explore parts of Native New York with your students! Native New York journeys through the city and state to investigate the question "What makes New York a Native place?" These student-friendly companion resources support and extend key messages from the exhibition, currently on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.
Telling Stories with Pictures
Designed for all ages, and with content and experiences that meet New York State curriculum standards, each story in this comic collection relies on a different narrative technique to tell stories of past and present Native New Yorkers.
Telling the Truth About History
Watch this animated short video about the knowns and unknowns of the "sale" of Manhattan from the perspective of both Dutch and Lenape traders.
Native New York: A Dialogue Toolkit for Educators
Through the intentional use of dialogue, educators can tap into Native New York material to facilitate new conversations about the places students call home and their role in caring for those places.
Featured Teacher and Student Programs
2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day Teach-In Series: Sovereignty and Treaties
October 1, 2022

Workshops will feature classroom resources from the NMAI's online education portal Native Knowledge 360° and the Zinn Education Project. The teach-in will be held online via Zoom.

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Onsite Educator's Open House
October 10, 2022

Join members of the museum's education team at the NMAI-NY for a day of hands-on learning and tours of the exhibit, Native New York.

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Youth in Action | Indigenous Peoples' Day: Transformative Teaching
October 10, 2022
In celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, hear from Native youth who are incorporating Indigenous voices in K–12 education and promoting inclusive conversations in our nation's classrooms.

This program is generously supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation.
Juventud en acción | Día de los Pueblos Indígenas: Enseñanza transformativa
10 de octubre de 2022
¿Cómo puede ser la enseñanza una forma de activismo? El programa del Día de los Pueblos Indígenas pone de relieve a jóvenes indígenas que incorporan voces de los pueblos indígenas en la educación desde el jardín de infantes hasta el 12.° grado y promueven charlas inclusivas en las aulas del país.

Este programa cuenta con el generoso apoyo de la Fundación Coca-Cola
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Youth in Action | Reclaiming the Stage
November 1, 2022

Hear from young Indigenous actors and playwrights who are reimagining Native representation on the stage.

This program is generously supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation.

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