Join us in a crucial movement to educate and empower: Teach Indigenous History. Our journey towards a united and understanding community begins not with new legislation, but with an accurate and comprehensive portrayal of our shared past. In the United States, the path to healing and reconciliation is paved with the truth of our history.
Consider this: within the U.S. boundaries, there are 574 federally recognized indigenous nations, each with its own unique government, jurisdiction, economy, treaty rights, and historical territories. Despite this rich and diverse presence, the majority of students in the U.S. remain largely uninformed about these nations and their significant impact on our country’s history and culture.
To build a real community in our nation, we must start by creating a shared memory, one that acknowledges and respects the contributions and struggles of Indigenous peoples. This memory should not be confined to history books but should be a living part of our education system.
We urge you to advocate for your state to collaborate with Native Nations in developing a curriculum that truly reflects the history of Indigenous peoples. This curriculum should encompass the understanding of treaties, land and water rights, and the ongoing struggles of tribes for recognition and respect.
By teaching real Indigenous history, we provide our students with the knowledge and perspective necessary to appreciate the depth and richness of our nation’s heritage. This education is not just about the past; it’s about shaping a more inclusive and respectful future.
Stand with us in this call to action. Support the movement to Teach Indigenous History and help build a community grounded in mutual respect and shared understanding.