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Updates and Schedule of Indigenous Education Events at NCSS: Don't miss the chance to reconnect!

  • 1.  Updates and Schedule of Indigenous Education Events at NCSS: Don't miss the chance to reconnect!

    Posted 11-12-2022 02:25:00 PM

    Deadlines for NCSS registration, Clinic Registration, free posters, resource sharing, and visit to Native Voices at Penn Museum approaching. Also note community meeting time and room change!

    Don't Forget to Register for NCSS

    Don't miss the opportunity to gather for NCSS 2022 on Lenape Lands in Philadelphia, you can learn more about the Lenape at the museum visit on Thursday! 

    We've missed seeing you in person and hope that you'll make plans to learn with us and encourage other teachers, researchers, friends and colleagues to join us as well. We encourage community members to arrive Thursday and stay through Saturday so you don't miss out on anything!

    Please contribute resources you have to share for our community table - you can bring them with you and we will distribute them at events and during community table time. If they are digital send Mark an email You can either bring resources with you or mail them to us ahead of time please let Mark know if you have something to share so we can get it to the table and if you are mailing it so we can get it to the conference.


    Pre Conference Clinic 10am-4pm Philadelphia Convention center

    "Forced Removal of Indigenous Children, Genocide and Anticolonial Teaching"

    Dr. Mishy Lesser and Chris Newell, Upstander Academy

    This is a great opportunity to engage with the films from Upstander including the Emmy Award winning Dawnland and the teachers guide and curriculum that support teaching the film. Make plans to arrive Thursday morning and then check into your hotel after the session!

    This session will help attendees understand the importance of the ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) case heard this week at the Supreme Court and how to engage with this issue in the classroom.  It is an issue that everyone in social studies should be aware of. 


    In addition (The You Are on Indigenous Land posters - that so many of you loved getting at NCSS in Chicago 2018 are being created for Lenape Lands in what is now Philadelphia by Upstander Academy and they are great for a classroom or office) If you would like a poster please email me by November 20th and we'll have one ready for you in Philadelphia to pick up at the Indigneous Education Community Meeting for free! Thank you Upstander for this gift to the community!


    Penn Museum Visit and Social Hour 4-6:30pm (meet outside at 4:00 at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104) Please let Mark know by November 20th if you will attend so our hosts are ready (we have Indigenous graduate students who work at Penn Museum guiding us that day and they need our numbers by Nov. 20th to prepare for us)

    Indigenous Education Community Event (everyone is welcome)

    Come explore the city and visit the Native Voices Exhibit with us and then

    join us for some time to socialize before the conference begins. The first 30 people get free 

    admission to the museum and everyone will get a curriculum to take home with them.


    Film and Discussion Home From School 3:50-5:45

    Sponsored by the NCSS Indigenous Education Community. Home from School: The Children of Carlisle is a documentary feature that tackles the history of the federal Indian boarding school era in the United States and tribal communities seeking healing and justice from these policies decades later. In 2022-23, Home From School is working with strategic partners to ensure that the film is seen and used by educators and students around the U.S. to promote education, dialogue and understanding about the boarding school era and its lasting legacy on the Native American community today.  Following the film, the audience will hear from and engage with members of the film about the making of the film and its impacts on the Northern Arapaho Tribe.  Hear directly from those involved in bringing the children at Carlisle home from school and their travels between Pennsylvania and the Northern Arapaho Nation. Speaker panel includes: 

    Jordan Dresser, Home From School Associate Producer and Chairman of the Northern Arapaho Business Council* 

    Dr. Aldora White Eagle, Educator from the Northern Arapaho Tribe and lesson plan writer for the Home From School Educational Toolkit

    Geoff O'GaraHome From School Director and Writer and President of Caldera Productions

    We have some great giveaways from Caldera including copies of the full film to take home that will be raffled off post film discussion. Please join us for the film and discussion that donations from members of this community made possible!


    Re-Indigenizing History: Moving Beyond Decolonization in Your District 11:10 AM-12:10

    Marriott Franklin 8 (4th Floor)

    Shana Brown and Gail Morris Seattle Public Schools

    The Indigenous Education Community chose to feature this session this year. This session is a very helpful walk-through of how to do this work, using a model of how it was done in Washington State. We are so excited to hear from Shana and Gail! Don't miss this session. 

    Decolonizing Native American and indigenous histories is only the first step toward sustainable educational justice. When we re-indigenize settler-colonial systems and practices, we learn what Native people have always known. This is a not to be missed session for anyone wanting to learn how to work for meaningful curriculum policy changes in your school district. We are so honored to have Shana and Gail with us to share their knowledge and experiences.


    Indigenous Education Community Meeting NOTE TIME and ROOM CHANGE!

    3:35-4:20 Marriott 405

    Join us to meet and discuss this year's conference and reflect on the sessions we shared and start planning for next year's conference. 

    All the information you need to help you build your schedule! 

    Rachel Talbert Vice Chair Indigenous Education Community