In Washington state, a new law requires schools to teach students about tribal government, culture and history during social studies classes. It’s sometimes known as the sovereignty curriculum and the Evergreen state is one of a handful of states, along with Montana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and North Dakota, that offer Native American curricula. Proponents say learning about Native people at a young age encourages understanding and acceptance. Others say teaching historical complexities expose some of the worst chapters in American history. Where do you stand?
Michael Vendiola and Denny Hurtado of the Washington Office of Native Education
Mike Jetty and Mandy Smoker Broaddus of the Montana Office of Public Instruction