Tribal sovereignty curriculum available to Washington school districts
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Washington State has adopted a tribal sovereignty curriculum and is making it
available to the state's school districts.
Since Time Immemorial
covers the history, culture and governments of tribes across America with a
focus on Washington Tribes. It was created
and funded by OPSI, private and public agencies, and several of the 29 Federally
Recognized Tribes in Washington State.
All 29 tribes have endorsed its
importance and use.
Washington's Indian Tribes
CHEHALIS CONFEDERATED TRIBES
COLVILLE CONFEDERATED TRIBES
COWLITZ INDIAN TRIBE
JAMESTOWN SíKLALLAM TRIBE
KIKIALLUS INDIAN NATION**
LOWER ELWHA KLALLAM TRIBE
MARIETTA BAND OF NOOKSACK TRIBE**
PORT GAMBLE SíKLALLAM TRIBE
SHOALWATER BAY TRIBE
SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE
UPPER SKAGIT TRIBE
For the past seven years, tribes across the state have
worked with educators to develop the curriculum. Also covered are the treaties
between Northwestern tribes and the U.S. government, and how traditional
hunting, fishing and food gathering rights in their original territories were
Heritage University in
Toppenish plans to incorporate Since Time Immemorial into its indigenous
"We want to retain and respond to our native students and we want them to feel a
sense of belonging at our university," said Winona Wynn, who will head the
program next year.
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