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Tribal Curriculum

Exciting new things are happening at ODE, including the addition of Tribal Specific Curriculum. As of July, 2022 we have our first Tribal Curriculum from the Klamath Tribe covering grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 11th grade. In this Curriculum there are lesson plans, presentations, historic primary sources and activity materials. 

Looking towards the future of Tribal History/ Shared History through the Office of Indian Education we are currently working with each of the nice federally recognized Tribes of Oregon to colloborate a Tribal based Curriculum specific to each individual Tribe. As each Tribal Curriculum is created and approved they will be updated on this page. For more information or questions please contact Brent Spencer at Brent.Spencer@ode.oregon.gov. 

We look forward to the future of the Tribal Curriculum!

Klamath Curriculum 

Curriculum Material:

​Lesson​ : A lesson on the historic, ecological, and cultural importance of the C'waam and Koptu fish to the Klamath Basin. 



Curriculum Material:

​Lesson​ : A lesson on the habitat changes that led to the endangered species status of the C'waan and Koptu fish of the Klamath Basin and why it matters. 

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Curriculum Material:

Lesson​: A lesson on the life cycle of fish C'Waam and fish Kopu of the Klamath Basin and what an incomplete cycle means.


Curriculum Material:

Lesson: Social Studies, Termination and Restoration

This is a two-part lesson. First, it focuses on the Termination of the Klamath Tribes by the federal government in the 1980s. The lesson reviews both the short- and long- term impacts of termination and restoration on the individual tribal members and the Tribe as a political entity. The lesson uses simulations to assist students in building an understanding of what tribal members experienced during this time in history.



Curriculum Material:

Lesson: Klamath Tribes and the Boarding School Experience 

This lesson focuses on the Indian Boarding school Experience of Native children. The lesson talks about the history of the boarding school system at both the national and state level. The lesson also specifically addresses the oral stories and experiences of Klamath Tribal members who attended the shools. The lesson focuses on building an understanding of the historical concepts related to the boarding schools and acknowledging through empathy what students may have experienced through this process of forced assimilation. 


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Contact the Office of Indian Education

April Campbell, Director: April.Campbell@ode.oregon.gov

Renee Roman Nose, Native American Student Success Coordinator: Renee.RomanNose@ode.oregon.gov

Brent Spencer, Indian Education Coordinator: Brent.Spencer@ode.oregon.gov

Brandon Culbertson, Indian Education Engagement Coordinator: Brandon.Culbertson@ode.oregon.gov

Raina Reece, Executive Support Specialist: Raina.Reece@ode.oregon.gov