Native American heritage month


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Indigenous People Make History It has been a historical year for Native American voters and leaders in office. Six Native American candidates were elected to Congress in 2020–a record as only 23 Native Americans have served in Congress since the founding of the United States. Many Native professionals, like U.S. […]

Student Engagement Strategies for 2020


Time Spent Learning Your Culture is of the Essence Several years ago, Dr. Erich Longie and I participated in an analysis of the National Indian Education Study database where we found that the more native youth learned their culture and language in school, the worse their math scores. This finding […]

Include Native American Culture in Your Math Class








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In nearly 30 years teaching and consulting on American Indian reservations, I’ve seen a dismaying number of failures to provide a good education. In the movie, Mask, the mother of a boy with a noticeable physical disfigurement is trying to register him for middle school. The principal says,  Perhaps a […]

Failing Native American students: Let me count the ways



With Thanksgiving being tomorrow, browse through our videos on Native American Culture. The videos are in easy to consume form, covering topics such as traditions, hunting and surviving the seasons. Also, don’t forget November is Native American Heritage Month. If you’re searching for new ways to grab students attention, our […]

Where Can You Find Really Good Dakota and Ojibwe History ...




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Since this is Native American Heritage Month, we know many students and teachers are learning about different tribes and customs. 7 Generation Games encourages that education and to help, today’s educational resources are two videos on the Dakota. The YouTube videos cover the essential use of tracking, as well as […]

Dakota Culture Videos