This space has been created for educators, administrators, parents, and youth advocates and attendees of “Indigenizing Education: A Discussion of Early Learning in Native America” as a forum for sharing experiences and reflections as they work through these resources. On this page, we invite and encourage you to share your experiences and reflections, ideas and insights and engage with others to incorporate indigenous knowledge, ideas, and perspective into the curriculum. While these resources are intended to offer an introduction on Indigenous content, our list is not intended to be exhaustive and we welcome suggestions to other potential resources.

With our next culturally responsive workshop on March 16th, 2019 titled “Indigenizing Education” along with both the provided and suggested resources on this page, we hope readers will (re)commit themselves to thinking deeply about meeting their children’s cultural and educational needs. 

Indigenizing Education: A Discussion of Early Learning in Native America
Miriam Zmiewski-Angelova

Indigenizing Edu – Resources

Mar 10, 2019

Readings and Videos

Na’ah Illahee Fund – A Catalyst for Native Women and Girls

Oyate Books

American Indians in Children’s Literature
By AICL (2006)

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples – Amazon
By Linda Tuhiwai Smith (2012)

Including Indigenous Stories (Video)
By Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald (2013)

Teaching Math Through Cedar Weaving, Trade Beads, and Oral History
By Chantelle Bellrichard (2018)

Bringing Authentic First People Content to K-3
By FNESC (2012)  

By Early Childhood Teaching Association – Australia (2011)
By Teaching Tolerance (2015)
By NAEYC (2011)

Can’t make this training? Hilltop Educator Institute offers full day Study Day to jumpstart reflective thinking, see the work in action, and support your work with children and families.  For groups wanting to bring a particular content focus to their Study Day visit, we offer full day visits where one or two of the following topics can be discussed in greater depth:

  • Pedagogical Documentation
  • Environments for Reflective Practice
  • Responsive Curriculum Planning
  • Family Engagement
  • In-Depth Investigations
  • Anti-Bias Education

In the spirit of dialogue, and practicing the Reggio Emilia value of “learning in relationship,” we invite you to delve into deeper thinking and conversation about this event by sharing your thoughts, questions, or comments below!