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The Power, Authority, and Governance of Native Nations: Understanding United States Federal Indian Policies
Native Knowledge 360° is the National Museum of the American Indian’s initiative to transform teaching and learning about Native Americans. This free, three-part webinar series is for education professionals looking for a content-rich professional development experience that provides foundational knowledge about U.S. federal Indian policies and their impact on Native Americans. Participants will learn about federal Indian policy periods and how they have shaped relationships between Native nations and the United States.
Participants are strongly encouraged to register early and attend all three sessions! Attendance is limited to 1000 and available on a first come first served basis.

Webinar 1: Tuesday, July 20 @ 1PM
The Importance of U.S. Federal Indian Policy + Understanding the Colonial and Treaty Eras
Learn why knowledge of U.S. federal Indian policy is critical to understanding the relationship between Native nations and the United States today. Two prominent scholars will then describe and discuss the Colonial and Treaties policy eras.

Webinar 2: Wednesday, July 21 @ 1PM
The Human Side of the Removal, Allotment, and Assimilation Policies
Gain an understanding and appreciation of the vast and lasting impacts of three major Indian policy eras on Native people and cultures. Participants will hear from two speakers on their communities’ experiences with removal, allotment, and assimilation. Then presenters will come together for a conversation with museum education staff.

Webinar 3: Thursday, July 22 @ 1PM
Policy Pendulum Swings: Tribal Reorganization, Termination, and Self-Determination
Explore three vastly divergent federal Indian policies of the 20th century and their impacts on Native nations historically and today. Participants will learn about key aspects of the three eras and hear examples of contemporary self-determination. To close, museum staff will summarize each session's key points and then present related resources from NK360°.
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