As a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we’ll be recognizing observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. Our goal, as an educational organization, is to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify Native American voices.
Learn about the history of Indigenous Peoples Day: Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee), Director of the Center for the Study of the American South at UNC, describes The Native History of Indigenous Peoples Day.
Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day in your school and community: Access resources and lesson plans for Indigenous Peoples Day at the Zinn Education Project.
We encourage you to seek out Native American voices:
In an interview with Learning for Justice, Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambé Owingeh) speaks about the need for authentic representation and culturally responsive teaching for Native students.
"A strong sense of justice can form in a young child’s mind when they read books that tell the truth. When they grow into adulthood, that sense of justice can guide them in how they vote and where they work." - Debbie Reese on Book Bans and Native Representation
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