Montana educators gathered this week to begin work on a plan to bring a Native American perspective to the state’s school district.
The Missoulian reports that the first item on the agenda of the state’s premier Indian Education for All Institute was to create a list of basic concepts every Montana educator should know about the Native American culture.
The University of Montana Graduate School is offering a class on Indian education that is based on the basic concepts.
The three-day institute is an extension of the Essential Understandings Seminar held last summer on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Organizers of the Institute said they hoped eventually to have lesson plans available for educators on the state’s Office of Public Instruction website.