American Indian Heritage Day 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
By Mike Jetty
Activities that celebrate American Indian Heritage Day can create sustained interest in learning about the distinct and unique cultural heritage of American Indians, setting the tone and creating connections for a year of integrating Indian Education for All.
Spark interest with these activities…
- Display information about Montana tribes – tribal specific posters, maps, and books.
- View new IEFA on-line video projects that highlight Art, Music, Poetry and History.
- Highlight Montana tribal histories including the recently completed Little Shell Tribal History.
- Learn the names of all Montana reservations, tribes that live on them and languages spoken there. Research how names of the tribes are spoken in their own language.
- Explore nearby Montana Indian cultural and historical sites and community museums.
- Invite cultural resource experts from Montana’s tribal nations to visit.
- Display OPI Indian Education for All curriculum materials sent to school libraries.
Through the study of Montana Indian cultures and peoples, all students become more self-aware of their own cultures and develop a reference point to support greater understanding of others.
lessons for most content areas and grade levels: