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Indigenous Resources for Teachers Presentation

We know many teachers would like to integrate more Indigenous-authored curriculum into their classrooms. This is a presentation of resources and curriculum we recommend! Think of it as an introduction to Native-prepared lesson plans, easy to use for Indigenous Peoples Day and Thanksgiving.   The program is a collaboration with Our Sacred Earth, and Right Relationship Boulder.

The Museum will provide childcare in the children’s exhibits and a vegetarian tamale dinner.

Recommended for 4-12th grade humanities teachers. Free to attend, but please register in advance. 

Please bring a laptop if you want to engage in selecting specific lesson plans for your classroom.


Teachers will take away from this program:

  1. Precise information on curated Lesson Plan Resources for Thanksgiving and for Indigenous Peoples Day which they can put to use in October and November
  2. Inspiration and first-hand experience shared by presenters
  3. A copy of the book, “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People” by Museum exhibit advisor, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  4. Opportunities to have Arapaho presenters Zoom into your classes this year


Presenters include:

  • Michelle Hoffman, former teacher and superintendent on the Wind River Reservation with the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone presenting the presenting the Wyoming PBS Native American Educational Modules
  • Cathy Zimmerman, 4th grade teacher at Heatherwood, BVSD sharing her CO Peoples unit experience in Spring 2021 with her students
  • Bonnie Sundance, Masters Library Science, and Facilitator of the Education in the Schools group of Right Relationship Boulder sharing info about resources
  • Tess Eckert (Chickasaw), obtaining a masters in Social Work with a focus on intergenerational trauma. Sharing the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing and values to address current challenges


Pre-registration required by 5pm Friday, Oct. 1

Register here


Oct 01 2021


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm