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Cultural Representation in Education
November 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Join us to learn about Native American history, culture and traditions first-hand from the perspectives of Indigenous educators.
Native American Heritage Month (NAHM) celebrates the rich history and vibrant culture and traditions of the diverse American Indian and Alaska Native communities throughout the United States each November. It is a time to honor the resilience of Native Nations and enrich peoples understanding of our invaluable achievements and contributions throughout history and today.
As the Mitchell Museum observes NAHM, we acknowledge the importance of cultural representation in education. To continue to provide accurate teachings of Native American people and cultures, we are offering a series of virtual discussions and educational experiences this month. The Museum invites both Native and Non-Native educators, school administrators, and parents to join us to learn about Native American history, culture and traditions first-hand from the perspectives of nationally recognized, award-winning Indigenous educators.
Waqnahwew Benjamin Grignon
Benjamin Grignon (Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin) is a teacher of traditional Menominee arts. He represents the Menominee Nation and approaches culturally-responsive education by using Menominee Language, Culture, and art to promote and preserve tribal history as a pathway for future generations and positively influence the education of the youth in his community. He is the 2019 Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the 2020 National Education Association’s Leo Reano Memorial Human and Civil Rights Award.
Benjamin will be speaking about his journey to becoming a teacher at the Menominee Indian High School. He will be sharing the lessons he has learned over his 14 years of teaching experience and how this journey influences Menominee education by helping to design the Kaehkēnawapahta͞eq Menominee Immersion Charter School.
This is a free virtual program open to our members, friends, and visitors presented via Zoom. As we continue to work on developing more programs, please consider making a donation to the museum. https://mitchellmuseum.org/donate/
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