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'I've never told anyone': Stories of life in Indian boarding schools, MPR News article

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Index of Native American Resources

The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere - past, present and future - through partnership with Native people and others.

Native American Heritage Month. This web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Financial Aid for Minority Students. This website emphasizes the importance of diversity (particularly on college campuses) and provides a comprehensive scholarship list including financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic. This website features a calendar with information on Pow Wows and other events from around the country.

A list of resources purchased by St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Program in 2016.

A list of books purchased by St. Francis Area Schools American Indian Education Program, categorized by school.

This Youtube video titled Facing Race features Dr. Anton Treuer and his thoughts on racism.

Indigenous Peoples Educational Resources

Several years ago the St. Francis Area Schools School Board voted to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day in place of Columbus Day on school district calendars.

Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors the first inhabitants of this land by honoring and celebrating their history and culture.  It is celebrated across the United States on the second Monday in October.  Many people agree that Columbus did not "discover" America in 1492 but instead began the colonization of it. 

Below are some resources to help you when developing teaching lessons about Indigenous Peoples'.