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Washington State American Indian Educator's Conference March 2012. Project to share culturally relevant youth resources for Northwest Coastal and Inland Plateau tribes as well as Pan-Indian and Urban experiences.

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  1. 1. Whats My Story?Resources for Youth Help in Finding and Sharing the Best Resources
  2. 2. Presentation WSAIEA 2012Project goals• Communication and Learning in School• Contribute to Place-Based ResourcesActivity Today• Talk and listen• Look at books• Comments and ideas about sharing Finding the best resources for all schools, students, children and adults working with children
  3. 3. Nadean Meyer• Learning Resources Librarian EWU• Tribal Curriculum Trainer• Resource guide• Former K-12 Teacher LibrarianBeginner in this topic but reading,listening and viewing many resourcesand learning so much by meetingtribal members.You are willing to share, I am tryingto listen and learn
  4. 4. Rayette Sterling• Outreach and Inclusion Librarian at EWU• Resource Guide• Library Liaison to American Indian Studies Program• Former Archives Librarian at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture• Former Diversity Representative to Washington State Library Council• Vice-Chair of Racial & Ethnic Diversity Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries
  5. 5. Whats My Story: Native American YouthResources• ALA Publication Grant• Creating online access to list of youth resources by Spring 2012• Visiting cultural centers and museums• Working with tribal consultants GOALQuality , accurate resource list of books, dvds, people andwebsites.
  6. 6. Since Time ImmemorialTribal Sovereignty Curriculum Washington State2005- Legislature "all school districts SHOULD include"Aligned with Social Studies GLEs, units, CBAs• Integrated in curriculum standards• Place-based• Inquiry-based• Connections with all local tribes
  7. 7. Schools and Tribes36 our of 295 districts - 12% Relationship with local tribes(2008)MOA OSPI WSSDA and Tribes for :• Collaboration• Government-to-governement• Achievement gap• Federally recognized tribes guidelinesWashington School Directors Toolkit
  8. 8. CCBS Statistics over Last Decadeapprox. 5000 trade book per year
  9. 9. CCBC Native American Books
  10. 10. Discussion: Common Images for AmericanIndian UnitWhat comes to mind as the image most shown to representthe regions?Northwest Coastal?Inland Plateau?
  11. 11. Most Used?Totem Pole Chief Joseph
  12. 12. Washington State is Artificial BoundaryMaps show some of the complexity• Languages• Historical• Modern Day Reservations and LandWhat boundaries make the most sense?• Interior British Columbia?• Coast British Columbia?• Coast Oregon?• Interior Oregon and Idaho?• Northwestern Montana?
  13. 13. Washington State Historical Society- Languages
  14. 14. Cascadia
  15. 15. Inland Plateau Map
  16. 16. Coastal Salish Map
  17. 17. Handouts - Are we getting closer togood lists? key recommended current resources for• Preschool-elementary• Middle - high school• Professional• Across Washington• Pan-Indian and Urban• Northwest Coastal• Inland Plateau
  18. 18. Looking at Some ResourcesSticky notes for your comments
  19. 19. Across Washington State
  20. 20. Inland Plateau- Eastern WashingtonSalish and Salahadin
  21. 21. Northwest Coastal-WesternWashingtonCoastal Salish, Makah, Chinook
  22. 22. Urban-- Pan- Indian--- Modern Day
  23. 23. Making Connections• Visit centers and attend events• Listen to Native Americans in each area• Learn more about Washington State history through tribal eyes• Listen to students and engage them• National organizations and blogs Montana experience Alaska experience
  24. 24. Washington State TribalMuseums
  25. 25. Tribal Consultants• Asking 6 tribal consultants to review our discoveries• Helping us understand the culture• NorthWest Coastal--3• Inland Plateau-- 3• Educators or cultural experts• Knowledge of different age levels
  26. 26. Role of Librarians?Finding thingsStandard SourcesSmall PressesOrganizing thingsLists, subjectsWorldCat access a copyWe can be a bridge for non-Native educators to start their own learning
  27. 27. Bi-Annual Youth AwardAmerican Indian Librarian Association age groups ----Across the continent-- 2012 WinnersChristmas CoatFree Throw and Triple ThreatPipestonehonor books too for the first time 7 titles10 great books to acquire now
  28. 28. Availability- Out of Print?Currency- Last Ten Years?Tribal Author/Illustrator?Which issues mean that it shouldnot be used or suggested?
  29. 29. Misunderstandings• Lack of Knowledge• Misrepresentation• Bias• Gaps in information National Museum of American Indian stereotype quiz
  30. 30. Evaluating Youth ResourcesDoris Seale, Bev Slapian, Debbie Reese, American Indian LibraryAssociation, Dee Almeida (American Indian Studies at EWU)Debbie Reese Blog- American Indians Childrens Literature guides 9/09
  31. 31. Opposite Approaches Native non-Native
  32. 32. Books with Issues- Agree?
  33. 33. NorthWest Indian Reading Series fulltext for 1972 project140 storiesmany are fromWestern WashingtonTribes
  34. 34. NW Indian Reading Series fulltext for 1972 project tribes include: • Warm Springs • Muckelshoot • Skokomish • Kootenai • Yakama • Salish • Jamestown Klallammany copies are listed in Wayfinder too
  35. 35. OSPI Native American ReadingCurriculumCD from OSPIOnline Videos at NEABooklets-Eaglecrest Readers (First Peoples Canada)
  36. 36. Beta Sample
  37. 37. Search "Yakama"
  38. 38. Our Plans for Resource ListsPreschool- Elementary Inland PlateauMiddle - High School Northwest CoastalAdult-Professional Urban and Pan-Indian Online- Print- Media- People Available at TAB Whats my story? Searchable database by Spring 2012 Trial to Try and give comments
  39. 39. and Links
  40. 40. Work to Do to Have List Available• Move to server, off students home• Design and look• Update from feedback - consultants and you• Add titles- glitch and some disappearedMay 2012 goal - Update notices
  41. 41. Wayfinder: Washington State Libraries lists closest library to borrow books way to discover or locate copies even if books areout of print. Inter-Library Loan at no costWorldCat, shows entire catalog withoutWashington emphasis. Allows for creation of booklists.
  42. 42. WorldCat Booklists to Share
  43. 43. Eastern Washington UniversityLibrariesNadean Meyer Rayette rsterling@ewu.edu Project to be updated and online by May 2012 Key resource lists available now Whats My Story?