Redbud Teacher Institute.
Coming Summer '22!
Redbud Teacher Institute
"Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements" is an assessment and planning program for organizations who want to expand and improve their relationships with Native and Indigenous communities in North America.
How it Works:
A mini unit on a historical, scientific, or contemporary Native issue or topic, that can be taught in the K-12 classroom. This unit would be designed using our Redbud Wellness Model, and would require research and contact with Native peoples from the region in which the unit content takes place.
A reflection on the experience of learning how to integrate Native voices into the classroom, including the challenges and opportunities discovered along the way.
“My organization is willing and wanting to be in solidarity with Native communities, but struggles with getting specific. Going Beyond Land Acknowledgements will influence how we grow our infrastructure and practices to better align with our values."
Program Director, Move to Amend
How You Will Grow:
Increase teachers’ support and involvement of Native students, using culturally informed strategies.
Increase teachers’ ability to integrate Native history, culture, and scientific knowledge across school subjects. .
Increase knowledge of political, social, and historical context in which California Native people live.
Gain skills and strategies to successfully address inequities and disparities that exist in your community.
Redbud Resource Group’s advisors represent diverse Tribal communities. Throughout the assessment and planning process we integrate expert knowledge from the fields of education and public health, as well as our personal insight as Native people.