Preconference – Tribal History/Shared History: Programming and Resources

All Oregonians can benefit from understanding the vast diversity of the Oregon Native American experience. K-12 schools statewide are implementing the new Tribal History/Shared History curriculum that offers historically accurate, culturally embedded, contemporary, and place-based curricula developed in partnership with the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon. How can your programs and materials align with and support this effort? Join your peers to learn how libraries can partner with, better serve, and celebrate Indigenous people and cultures.

Topics covered include an overview of the new curriculum and available resources; how to approach culturally responsive collection development for public and school libraries; and how to provide informal education opportunities that support authentic Indigenous voices and welcome all community members to gain a deeper understanding of our shared history.  Attendees will also have the opportunity for a sneak preview of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s new traveling exhibit, Native Innovation, which will tour Oregon’s libraries beginning later this year.

Facilitator:       Mia Jackson, Outreach Coordinator, UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Speakers:        Brent Spencer, Indian Education Coordinator, Oregon Department of Education
Jennifer Belle, Assistant, Oregon Department of Education
Cheyanne Heidt, Curriculum Specialist, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Deana Dartt, Founding Director, Live Oak Consulting

Recorded session – click here to view

Sponsored by Children’s Services Division (CSD) and Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL)

Material Provided
View presenter Cheyanne Heidt’s slides