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Including An Indigenous Lens that Honors the Past, Present, and Future

Including An Indigenous Lens that Honors the Past, Present, and Future

Oct. 5, 2023


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




Hear first-hand accounts of schooling experiences and learn from Native voices about how to best support all of our students, especially our indigenous population.

Date: Oct. 5, 2023


8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.




$80 per participant; Comprehensive Package pricing: $8 per participant

Lunch included

Learn more about the Comprehensive Package and see a list of participating districts here >

Prerequisites: None

CEUs: Teacher CEU; Administrator CEU

Learning objectives:

  • Hear primary Native voices and learn from Native experts on resource support.

  • Get connected to materials to enhance your classroom and curriculum.

  • Network and make connections with other regional educators.


Did you know that Minnesota is home to 11 federally-recognized tribes? Do you know whose ancestral lands your school is now occupying? In this series we will excavate a perspective that is too often minimized, misrepresented, or sometimes completely absent: the perspective of our nation's first people. Join us as we hear first-hand accounts from a panelist of regional, native voices sharing about schooling experiences. In addition to our panel, we will hear from experts from the Minnesota Humanities Center and Understand Native Minnesota as they lead us through how to find and implement resources from an Indigenous lens that honors the past, present, and future.

About the leader:

Odia Wood-Krueger and Eden Bart, consultants with Understand Native Minnesota and the Minnesota Humanities Center, will lead this training. Panelists will include Charles Black Lance, Govinda Budrow, Krystel Sam, and Misty L. Wilkie.

Recommended follow-up:

Register for the next Excavating Excellence speaker series.

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Registration information:

Whether your school district has a large or small identified indigenous student population, this will be important learning for all educators as they work to provide accurate and whole accounts of our nation's first people to whomever it is they are serving in their school settings.

Registration deadline: Sept. 27, 2023

Check-in: 8 a.m.

Questions: education@sourcewell-mn.gov

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