October 3, 2023 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET

How can we better incorporate Indigenous voices and resources into our classroom instruction? Due to inaccurate portrayals in the media, instructional texts, and historical interpretations, students (and educators!) have often left their classrooms with misconceptions around how they should think about Indigenous experiences around the world.

In this session led by Dr. Natalie Martinez, we will discuss how to expand our collective understanding of the appropriate historiographical approach to Indigenous cultures and explore the pivotal experiences of specific Indigenous groups through history. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about how they can work to audit and supplement their curricular offerings in order to make sure their classrooms are both supportive of student understanding and inclusive of diverse Indigenous experiences.

Registration is now closed. Zoom links will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the session. Please email if you have any questions!



Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez, Ph.D. (K’awaika-meh, Laguna Pueblo) is a professional educator. She was a principal and teacher at her Pueblo Nation, and taught middle schoolers and high schoolers at other schools in New Mexico. Dr. Martinez’s collaborations on Indigenous-centered curriculum projects include: Indigenous Wisdom; Indigenous New Mexico; the curriculum guide for An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People; and the teacher guide for Indigenous Ingenuity.  Her chapters appear in Luminous Literacies and The Yazzie Case: Interrogating the Yazzie/Martinez Lawsuit. Dr. Martinez most recently completed a Visiting Lecturer appointment at the University of New Mexico and is starting a full-time faculty position at Central NM Community College in teacher preparation this fall. Her research focus is education for Indigenous youth, professional curriculum development, and education policy.

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