2020 has brought a lot of challenges. But at the same time, it’s brought a lot of opportunities to access educational resources from all around the world that were previously inaccessible to most people.
And right now, there’s an amazing opportunity — and necessity — to bring native voices into your teaching and learning every day.
To teach us more about what it looks like to bring native voices into both formal and informal education spaces, we sat down with Colleen Call Smith, who serves as an education specialist in the National Museum of the American Indians Office of Education.
What you can expect from the “Native Words, Native Warriors” online program
Understanding the cultures and service of Indigenous Code Talkers who helped in WWI and WWII
How the museum helps formal educators bring native voices, cultures, and perspectives into the classroom
What Native Knowledge 360 is and how you can take advantage of the platform
Why it’s sometimes important to learn from an uncomfortable space
How museums have changed — permanently and for the better — to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19