Native educators have a keen eye for guiding how schools teach students about Native history and culture. Does that experience also help when teaching Native students about other races and cultures? We’re well aware that colonial educational influences steered generations of students wrong when it comes to understanding Native people. Today on Native America Calling, we’ll find out what Native educators do to avoid the same mistakes with Jerad Koepp (Wukchumni), Native student program specialist and 2022 Washington state teacher of the year; Alberta Nells (Diné), art, social studies, and service learning teacher at the STAR School; Nate Taylor (Member of the Red Lake Nation), director of Red Lake’s Waasabiik Ojibwemotaadiwin Immersion Program and founder of Red Lake’s Charter School, Endazhi-Niitaawiging; and Zane Rosette (Chippewa-Cree tribal member), executive director of the Native American Community Academy.
Break 1 music: Pow Wow Song #7 (song) Red Lake Singers (artist) Old Times (album)
Break 2 music: Mistahi Mewasin (Really Delighted) (song) Young Spirit (artist) Akameyimoh Baby Boy (album)