Indian lawmaker wants courses in tribal studies

Washington state Rep. John McCoy (D) has introduced a bill to require public schools to teach tribal history and culture.

McCoy, the only Native American in the state Legislature, wants schools to work with tribes to develop courses for each grade. He says existing information taught in schools is inaccurate.

The House Education Committee held a hearing on the bill yesterday.

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Bill seeks lessons on local tribal history (The Everett Herald 1/27)
Bill would require tribal studies in public schools (AP 1/27)

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First People's Language and Culture Committee -
Rep. John McCoy -

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