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Becoming a Native Knowledge 360° Educator: Telling More Complete Narratives About American Indians
Do you and your colleagues need foundational information when teaching about Native Peoples? In this Professional Development session, educators will learn about the National Museum of the American Indian’s educational initiative, Native Knowledge 360°. Components of this Professional Development for K-12 grade educators include a focus on land acknowledgements, best practices regarding terminology when referring to Native Americans, and a critical reflection of commonly told false and incomplete narratives and ways to teach more complete narratives about Native people in your classrooms.

Dec 6, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Renée Gokey
Teacher Services Coordinator @National Museum of the American Indian
Renée Gokey (Citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma) is the Teacher Services Coordinator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. She develops creative classroom resources and has created new professional development formats for teachers and collaborations with organizations to amplify access of quality resources and teaching strategies through the Native Knowledge 360° National Education Initiative. Through her position at NMAI and in her work with her own tribal nation, Renée Gokey has worked in social justice and education issues for Native peoples and in promoting tribal knowledge systems and cultural practices.
Bert Correa
Museum Program Specialist @National Museum of the American Indian
Bert Correa (Taíno) is a documentary field research videographer, award-winning Native American community activist, and skateboard event organizer based in New York City. Bert is a museum program specialist in the education department at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York. One of the projects on which Bert is working is a traveling Taino exhibition. Bert graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi, where he focused on forestry and ornamental horticulture. His awards include the 2017 Tekina (Community Leader) Taino Award, as well as a prestigious Event Organizer Recognition Award from Damn Am, a premiere global skateboard contest series. When Bert is not working in the community or organizing events, he is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, and honing his outdoor survival skills.