Led by two of the preeminent leaders in Native education in the US, this session looks at how contemporary Native education grapples with current events and the pressures on teachers to steer away from culturally relevant topics in the classroom. How do we ensure that Tribal people are seen not just in the past, but in the present? What implications do these approaches have for culturally relevant teaching in general?
Our moderator for this discussion is Jerry Price. Social Studies Program Supervisor, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Joining Jerry for this discussion are Jerad Koepp, Native Student Program Specialist and Washington State Teacher of the year, along with Edwin Schupman, Manager, Native Knowledge 360 at National Museum of the American Indian. Jerad also shared his perspective on in a short, recorded track talk.