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    Native Truths: Telling More Complete Narratives in your Classrooms

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    3/18, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT



    About this event

    We invite you to connect with diverse Native stories during this professional development workshop for educators

    Join the Field Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) for a day of conversation, curriculum highlights, resources for your classroom, and idea exchange through the theme of Removal and the exhibition, Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories. In Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories, we invite you to connect with diverse Native stories and the individuals who share them. Hear from Native American and Indigenous people as they tell their own stories—through words, music, dance, and art in the exhibition.

    Teachers will receive context and a tour of the exhibition Native Truths, related curriculum from the NMAI’s Native Knowledge 360° online education portal and strategies for teaching about Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences. Guest speakers Diane Hunter (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) and Josephine Lee (Ho-Chunk Nation) will provide insight and inspiration. Light refreshments, lunch, and a book for your classroom will be provided for all attendees. Educators will receive 6 CPDU hours for participating. 

    Thank you to the Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust for providing funding to support this education project in the Chicago region.