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Native America Calling: Looking ahead to the coming school year
Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Looking ahead to the coming school year
Oklahoma is among at least 18 states with new laws restricting how public schools can teach history about race and culture.

Teachers are now wondering how to inform students about events like the Trail of Tears and the Tulsa Massacre. Some educators are defying the restrictions.

Also, the Pointe-au-Chien Tribe in Louisiana is starting a new language immersion school two years after their only elementary school closed.

Join Native America Calling to get a snapshot of what Native educators see ahead in the new school year.

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Students at Riverside Indian School, operated by the Bureau of Indian Education in Riverside, Oklahoma. Photo: U.S. Indian Affairs

Guests on Native America Calling
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee (Pointe-au-Chien), director of the Indian Legal Program and clinical professor of Law at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Matt Jackson (citizen of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma), ethnic studies teacher for Norman Public Schools

Lucyann Harjo (Diné), Indian Education coordinator for Norman Public Schools

Alicia Andrew (Alutiiq), Tribal Chief of Karluk Village

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