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Tribal Curriculum

Exciting things are happening at ODE with the addition of Tribal Curriculum. As of December 2022, we have approval from the Klamath and Siletz Tribe to post their Tribal Curriculum. Looking towards the future of Tribal History/ Shared History through the Office of Indian Education we are currently working with each of the nine federally recognized Tribes of Oregon to collaborate 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:

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:

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.

Siletz Curriculum

Curriculum Material:

Social Studies

​Lesso​​n: Precious Canoes Lesson Plan

Social Studies; English Language Arts

​​Lesson: Dance House Presentation

Social Studies

Lesson: Baskets Lesson Plan

Science; Engilish Language Arts

Lesson: Cultural Burning


Coming Soon

Burns Paiute Tribe Curriculum

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Curriculum

Coquille Indian Tribe Curriculum

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Curriculum

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Curriculum

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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

Stacy Parrish, Indian Education Specialist: Stacy.Parrish@ode.oregon.gov

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

Jennifer Belle, Office Specialist: Jennifer.Belle@ode.oregon.gov