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Resource Site Description
Beadwork Information http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/beads/beadmenu.html History and stories of beading.
Buffalo Activities http://americanhistory.si.edu/buffalo/index.html Information about the history of the buffalo with interactive media.
Center for Educational Technology in Indian America
(American Indian Content Standards)
http://web.archive.org/web/20030404113353/www.ldoe.org/cetia/aics.htm The American Indian content standards were developed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs through their Goals 2000 effort to help schools in the development of local standards with an emphasis on American Indian/Alaska Native learners.
Historical Trauma-
Examining the Theory of Historical Trauma Among Native Americans


http://tpcjournal.nbcc.org/examining-the-theory-of-historical-trauma-among-native-americans/   
 Historical Trauma-
University of Minnesota's Historical Trauma and Cultural Healing
 
http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/cyfc/our-programs/historical-trauma-and-cultural-healing/  Book list, Research Articles, Presentations from researchers and professionals and videos 
National Indian Education Association Resource Repository http://www.niea-resourcerepository.org/ A teacher and leader resource and curriculum repository to support the transition to Common Core through a cultural lens.
National Museum of the American Indian
http://www.nmai.si.edu/ A resource that provides information and facts about Native tribes. This site also showcases an index of resources and culturally relevant classroom lessons.
Oyate
http://oyate.org/ Culturally Appropriate Literature Resources
Phillips Indian Educators
http://pieducators.com/ "The Mission of Phillips Indian Educators is to dramatically improve education for Indian students by insuring that all educators of Indian students are knowledgeable enough to competently incorporate indigenous best practices into their teaching, and to continuously work towards a Native consensus of what those best practices are and should be."
Smithsonian Museum Education Website
http://smithsonianeducation.org/db/search/detail.aspx?museumid=-1&supplierid=-1&pamphletcategoryid=-1&statusid=-1&mediaid=-1&KEYWORD=lakota+&gradeid=-1&categoryid=-1 Native American resources for educators.
Ute Resource Guide  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/ccia/fourth-grade-ute-resource-guide Tribal approved Ute curriculum through the Colorado Department of Education.

Science & Cultural Taboos

Please be aware that some Tribal students (not all) may have certain beliefs around science curriculum that differ from mainstream beliefs. Best practice is always to form relationships with your families and be aware if these exit within their individual family structure. 
 
Potential Taboo Topics
  • Dissection
  • Eclipse
  • Living remains 
  • Owls
  • Snakes 
 
An example of a permission form that was used in the district in regards to dissection. This was used since the teachers were culturally aware of their students and their families cultural beliefs. Thank you for consulting with the Multicultural Equity Program.