Support Red Nation Celebration Institute 25th Anniversary

Native Studies Center Educational Campaign

  • Most Americans state that they would like to see curriculum change in schools at each grade level. What they have learned is inaccurate and the continued untruths is damaging to all Americans.
  • 72% believe that change in school curricula on American Indian History is of utmost importance to move forward with accurate information of American Indian Culture.
  • 87% of state-level history standards Fail to Cover Native Peoples History and this remains harmful for all Americans, especially the next generations.
  • Content analyses of prime-time television and popular films reveal that the inclusion of American Indian Characters ranges from zero to 0.4% and Native women 0.0005%.

NATIVE EDUCATION NOW: A NATIVE STUDIES COLLECTIVE

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER | CREATING SYSTEMIC CHANGE THROUGH ACADEMIA

Companion Series K-12 and College from the Native Perspective

Educators interested in obtaining RNCI’s The American Holocaust Series Study Companion Guide.

Contact: Linda Tenequer at rncimedia@gmail.com

 

In partnership with Bedrosian Center at USC Price School of Public Policy, Red Nation Celebration Institute launched a Study Lesson Guide in 2019 to complement a new ground-breaking series of film and conversation for Educators to uplift authentic, accurate, and contemporary representations of Native Americans.

There are over 600 Native Nations in the United States including 573 sovereign tribal nations and an additional 63 “state recognized tribes.” Tribal governments exercise jurisdiction over lands that make Indian country the fourth largest state in the nation. For the last 25 years, Red Nation Celebration Institute has amplified Native Voices at the forefront of the entertainment industry and throughout the country with its ground-breaking programs and initiatives. However, more work needs to be carried forward to share knowledge and information within educational institutions throughout the country. All too often, education from K-12 through university do not have curriculum featuring the history of the peoples on the continent before colonials. Through our film program and conversation on The American Holocaust from the Native Prospective , a series of conversations we will discuss some of the biggest issues in Indian Country – and in the United States. Season 1: Episodes 1-5; Season 2: Episodes 1-5; Season 3: Episodes 1-5; Season 4: Episodes 1-5; Season 5: Episodes 1-5 will have supplementary lesson plans, students, teachers and parents alike will learn about Indigenous peoples past and present.

For more information about Red Nation Celebration Institute visit Red Nation Film Festival


Teaching the standards through the native perspective with a Focus on the common core state standards (ccss)

The anchor standards overarching concept:

  1. Make inferences and cite evidence from text
  2. Determine theme and summarize details
  3. Analyze individuals, events, characters, ideas and how they develop
  4. Word Choice: figurative language, vocabulary, ideas, tone, analogies, etc…
  5. Analyze text structure: poetry, drama, stanzas, music, documents, etc…
  6. Point of View and how it shapes the purpose or context of the text.
  7. Multi media- analyze how different media interprets a source.
  8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  9. Compare and contrast two or more texts on the same topic.
  10. Reading grade level texts with appropriate complexity.

K-12

Fundamental learning outcomes and objectives of understanding through the lens of Native America.

If you want to go deeper visit:

http://www.indian-ed.org/about-sti/k-12-outcomes/


Community & Educational Resources K-12

Download – title of pdf – CCSS VERTICAL PDF FOR LISA

http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/

http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/R/

https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/resources.cshtml


List of States that include the Native Perspective Resources

California

https://www.csus.edu/college/education/engagement/indian-curriculum.html

New Mexico

https://indianpueblo.org/indigenous-wisdom-curriculum-project/

Washington State

http://www.indian-ed.org/about-sti/k-12-outcomes/


College Level

Community & Educational Resources

List of Books on Genocide

  1. Samantha Power, “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide.
  2. Ben Kiernan, Blood and Soil: A Word History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur,
  3. Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families
  4. Adam Jones, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction
  5. Norman M. Naimark, Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)
  6. Samuel Totten, Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts
  7. Steven Newcomb, Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

René Maunier, The Sociology of Colonies: An Introduction To the Study of Race Contact (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.) (1949)

https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Soil-History-Genocide-Extermination/dp/0300144253