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Monday, April 25, 2016

10 Things Teachers Should Never Do When Teaching Native Kids

 Don’t Ask Native Students to Speak for Their Race

 Don’t Host Powwows or First Thanksgivings Without Tribal Input

 Don’t Ever Tell Native Students They Are Going to Drop Out

 Don’t Have Students Make Indian Names or Animal Totems

 Don’t Say that Columbus Discovered America

 Don’t Use Words Like Primitive, Savage, Or Uncivilized

Check Reading Lists: Avoid Racist Commonly Used Books

 Don’t Speak About Natives Only in the Past

 Don’t Allow Mainstream Students to Bully Native Kids

 Teacher Shouldn’t Assume They Know Anything About Natives