Celebrate Indigenous People Day (and prepare for Native American Heritage Month) by hosting student discussions about the indigenous people in their country of origin and local Native Americans communities. Use these resources to prompt further discussion and learning.
ASU American Indian Policy Institute: AIPI 2023 Summer Reading List: Native American Novels through the Decades
California Indian Education for All: The 6 P’s: California Indian Education Curriculum
Common Sense: Free Learning Resources for Native American Heritage Month (K12)
- Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute opens first on-campus voter registration office for students
- US Interior YouTube Channel (event and weekly summary videos)
- This Week at Interior 2023-09-23: Investing in Indian Country | Ohio’s Hopewell Memorial
Facing History and Ourselves: 20 Teacher Resources on Native American History and Culture
Gilder Lehrman Institute: Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day (9-12, AP)
Global One Project: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World (9-12 lesson plan) (many more resources) (Thanks C. Stoner!)
Indian Country Today: News, Opinion & more
- Protecting the sacred right to vote for Native Americans (US Reps Luján, Davids, Peltola, Cole)
- Investing in Indian Country is investing in America (USDOI Sec. Deb Haaland)
IWGIA: The Indigenous World 2023
Land Mark: Global Platform of Indigenous Peoples and Community Lands (interactive map)
Muwekma Ohlone Tribe: Chairwoman Charlene Nijmeh at TEDXBerkeley
National Archives: Native Communities Research Guides by region
- Alaska Native
- Central Plains
- Desert Southwest
- Great Lakes
- Northeastern U.S.
- Southeastern U.S.
- Northern Plains
- Northern Plateau
- Pacific Northwest
National Indian Education Association: Strengthening Career and Technical Education For The 21st Century Act Carl D. Perkins Career And Technical Education Act
Native Gov: Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
- Also see Civics Resources for Veterans Day (updated 11-10-2023) for the Why We Serve online exhibit and the National Native American Veterans Memorial
NPS: Hopewell Culture National Park site
NPS History: Hopewell Culture National Park pdf
News from Native California magazine
Perkin Collaborative Resources Network: Native American Career and Technical Education Program
- This Interactive Map Shows Which Indigenous Lands You Live On
- Bringing Taíno Peoples Back Into History | NMAI exhibit guide
- also see American Indian Magazine
"Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexei (example of Reservation Indian literature. Discussion question: "Write you own literacy narrative.")
"There There" by Tommy Orange (example of Urban Indian literature used in wide-spread adult reading programs)
- Huff English: Teaching Tommy Orange’s There There: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four
- Philadelphia Free Library: There There Lesson Plans and Resources
- Teaching Books: There There
- ILO: Who are the indigenous and tribal peoples?
- UNDESA: Indigenous Peoples
- UNESCO: 2022-2023 International Decade of Indigenous Languages
- UNOHCHR: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
US Census: My Tribal Area (click Education and note Educational Attainment, particularly “9-12, no diploma” and above)
VOA: Native America (features and weekly summary stories)
- Reporter's Notebook: Finding That My Ancestor Taught in an Indian Boarding School Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (Sept/Oct 2023)
- Tribal Courts Across US Expanding Holistic Alternatives to Criminal Justice System (2023-08-20)
We had a packed presentation for the 10/10 Civics Resources for Indigenous Peoples Day. We have updated our resource list to include materials about Indigenous Peoples outside of the United States, literatures, and examples from non-federally recognized tribes. Here are our discussion questions. Please add your comments below.
- How do you introduce, teach, and discuss the Indigenous Americans historical and current contributions to the United States?
- How can we create a safe space for adult learners to acknowledge and celebrate their own indigenous identities that may be subsumed by their “country of origin”?
- What lessons can immigrant adult learners learn from Indigenous Americans to preserve their culture and engage their youth?
- We live on Indigenous Land. How can we join with Indigenous People to caretake the land and foster a sense of belonging and stewardship that includes immigrants, refugees, and asylees?