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Tribal Curriculum

In 2017, Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill 13 which directs Oregon Department of Education (ODE), in partnership with Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes, to create Native American K-12 curriculum for Oregon public Schools. 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

We look forward to the future of 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

Follow the link to the Siletz Tribal Curriculum page to stay updated on material and additional resources!

Curriculum Material:

Grand Ronde Curriculum

Follow the link to the Grand Ronde Tribal Curriculum page to stay updated on material and additional resources!

Lesson Materials:

​ELA Literacy 

Lesson Plan 1 - Coyotes

Lesson Plan 2 - Coyote & the Fish Trap 



Lesson Plan 1 - Animals on the Reservation 

Lesson Plan 2 - Land Stewardship

​​Social Studies 

Lesson Plan 1 - Tribal Roles & Responsibilities 

Lesson Plan 2 - A day at the Powwow

Lesson Plan 3 - Who Am I exploring 

Lesson Materials:


Lesson 1 - Write a Journal

Lesson 2 - Connecting Cultures

Lesson 3 - Paper Bag Book



Lesson 1 - Miles on the Trail of Tears​

Lesson 2 - Restoration Fundraiser

Lesson 3 - Fry Bread

Social Studies

Lesson 1 - The Five Main Tribes

Lesson 2 - We Are Grand Ronde

Lesson 3​ - Grand Ronde Trail of Tears

Lesson 4 - Treaties and Termination

Lesson 5 - Restoration

Lesson 6 - Government

Lesson Materials:


Coming to Story - Marrow Thieves

Grand Ronde Hot Topics

Chinuk Wawa Revitalization

Native Histories


Federal Indian Policy

Tribal Government


Lesson 1 - ​Black Tail Deer Data Analysis

Lesson 2 - Blacktail Deer Ratios

Lesson 3​ - Blacktail Deer Sampling


Prescribed Burns

U.S. History

Legislative Acts Mini Lessons

Impacts of Assimilation

Journey to Restoration

Grand Ronde Termination

Grand Ronde Trail of Tears

World History

Grand Ronde Huyhuy


Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Curriculum

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is pleased to offer to educators of Douglas County and beyond our professionally developed, historically and culturally vetted placed based curriculum. These materials were developed as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 13 in 2017. This funded mandate requires all schools to incorporate factually accurate and culturally sensitive materials. 

In Progress 

Burns Paiute Tribe Curriculum

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Curriculum

Coquille Indian Tribe Curriculum

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Contact the Office of Indian Education

April Campbell, Assistant Superintendent:

Renee Roman Nose, Native American Student Success Coordinator:

Brent Spencer, Indian Education Coordinator:

Brandon Culbertson, Indian Education Engagement Coordinator:

Stacy Parrish, Indian Education Specialist:

Raina Reece, Executive Support Specialist:

Jennifer Belle, Office Specialist:

Stephanie Gluck, Data & Research Analyst: