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Senate Bill (SB) 13 was passed into law in the 2017 legislative session and calls upon the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to develop a statewide curriculum relating to the Native American experience in Oregon, including tribal history, tribal sovereignty, culture, treaty rights, government, socioeconomic experiences, and current events.
“The ODE is enormously pleased to be collaborating with federally recognized tribes in Oregon and now partnering with Education Northwest to begin implementing SB 13,” said Colt Gill, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. “When Governor Brown proposed SB 13 during the 2017 legislative session and subsequently signed it into law, it was because she deeply values the preservation of tribal cultural integrity and believes that honoring the history of Oregon’s tribal communities is critically important to our state as a whole, and to future generations of students.”
Update from ODE Director Colt Gill
May 2018 Essential Understanding Update
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American Indian Education Curriculum: Examples from other states:
Education Northwest has been awarded a contract to support statewide implementation of Senate Bill 13 (SB 13).
Education Northwest is working with Mandy Smoker-Broaddus (Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux). Mandy formerly served as Indian Education Director for the state of Montana where she managed the work of implementing the state’s constitutional mandate, Indian Education for All. She also oversaw Indian student achievement initiatives, including the federal school improvement grant (SIG) efforts in the state’s lowest performing schools. Mandy currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education for the U.S. Department of Education.
To receive general updates on Senate Bill 13, please contact Indian Education Advisor April Campbell 503-947-5810.
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