Senate Bill 13 Curriculum
Oregon Department of Education
The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians is pleased to offer to educators of Douglas County and beyond our professionally developed, historically and culturally vetted place based curriculum. These materials were developed as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 13 in 2017. This funded mandate requires all school to incorporate factually accurate and culturally sensitive materials.
For years the state has been missing a critical opportunity to fully leverage the strengths, assets, and contributions our Native American students bring to their communities. The lack of accurate and complete curricula may contribute to the persistent achievement and opportunity gaps between Native American and other students. Native Americans lived in this state long before it became Oregon. How can we teach youth about Oregon history without including the voice of Oregon’s Native American peoples – both past and present?
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