The Indigenous Law & Policy Center is at the forefront of Indian law issues and home to one of the most well-known Indigenous Law programs in the nation.
Today on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we recognize this work and celebrate the next generation of water protectors, Indian childhood welfare defenders, and tribal judges supported by the Center, as well as the students and communities they serve.
Artwork: “The Seeds Are Planted” by Zoey Wood-Salomon
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, Nisqually Tribal Council Member Willie Frank III and I will be speaking at Seattle U. at noon on Monday on the Ongoing Invisibility of Native and Tribal Rights. More information here.
So when Penn State social studies Professor Sarah Shear examined state history standards around the country in 2014, she found that 87 percent of references to Native Americans in the standards addressed their history before 1900. And not a single state included content about present-day native peoples.
When Shear asked her undergraduate students what they knew about Native Americans, unsurprisingly, they referred only to the woes that native peoples had endured. “They were coming to college believing that all Indians are dead,” Shear noted.
NAISO is holding their “Indigenous Peoples Day Rally and Candlelight
Vigil” this evening at 6:00pm at ‘The Rock’, In Honor of the thousands of
Indigenous people who have died since Columbus got lost in America. Please
come out and support them.