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Are you eager to incorporate indigenous perspectives into your teaching practice and curriculum, honoring the diverse histories and experiences of Native American peoples?  Indigenous peoples’ cultural traditions, customs, and contributions continue to shape and enrich the cultural landscape of Minnesota and beyond. Join Naomi Louise for this hands-on, interactive workshop as we synthesize the knowledge gained from the previous workshops and deepen our understanding of Minnesota Tribal Nations' cultural heritage and contemporary contributions. Get ready to embark on a journey to explore of the rich history, traditions, and contemporary impact of indigenous communities in Minnesota! Naomi’s expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion will provide you with resources you need to reflect on your personal and professional growth in understanding Indigenous perspectives and develop strategies for integrating these perspectives into your curriculum and classroom practices.

This is workshop six of six for the series titled “Honoring Our Roots: Exploring the Cultural Heritage and Contributions of Minnesota Tribal Nations.” 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Gain insights into the cultural legacy and traditions of Minnesota Tribal Nations, including their resilience, creativity, and spiritual connection to the land.  
  2. Learn about the contemporary impact of Minnesota Tribal Nations in areas such as environmental conservation, economic development, education, healthcare, and cultural revitalization.  
  3. Explore strategies for incorporating indigenous perspectives and knowledge into your teaching practice and curriculum, fostering cultural competence, empathy, and understanding among students.  
  4. Reflect on your role as an educator and ally in supporting Minnesota Tribal Nations and identify concrete actions you can take to promote equity, justice, and respect for indigenous peoples. 

Workshop Details: 

While we recommend that you attend all sessions of the workshop series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to six continuing education credits. 

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.  


Participants will submit a portfolio highlighting their curriculum development efforts, including lesson plans, resources, and reflections on the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

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