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Indigenous Integration

Indigenous Integration provides lessons and resources across content areas to meet Minnesota State Standards that specifically mention Anishinabe and Dakota people.

Elementary Indigenous Integration

Smudging in SPPS: We Smudge Here: Lesson about smudging. Smudging is now a protected Indigenous cultural practice in all SPPS buildings. This lesson explains what smudging is and why some students request smudging at school.   Literacy: Indigenous Book Collection SY 21-22: Accompanying lesson plans and SeeSaw/Schoology activities                Indigenous Book Collection SY 22-23: Accompanying lesson plans Math: Coming Soon! Science: Planetarium Partnership: Grades 3 and 4 are provided with an Indigenous-integrated experience. Social Studies: Indigenous Peoples' Day lesson, Orange Shirt Day lesson, Indigenous Heritage Month lessons, B'dote field trip (Grade 5)   Social Emotional Learning: Ojibwe Seven Grandfather Teachings lessons

Middle & High School Indigenous Integration

Smudging in SPPS: We Smudge Here Lesson about smudging. Smudging is now a protected Indigenous cultural practice in all SPPS buildings. This lesson explains what smudging is and why some students request smudging at school.

Resources for Staff

Indigenous Issues Schoology Course - PowerSchool Course #: 21404 This course includes five modules including Assimilation, Sovereignty, US Policies, Indian Education, and Indigenous Issues Today. Participants will be provided with two clock hours in Cultural Proficiency (P6 - American Indian Students).   Land Acknowledgement Guidance Creating statements to acknowledge the ancestral homelands of Indigenous people has gained popularity. When creating a statement, remember to include a "call to action." For more information, please review the material from the Native Governance Center.