California Indian History Resources


Repeal, Replace and Reframe the 4th Grade Mission Project - Sign the resolution here

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Summits and Conferences

California Indian Curriculum Summit
Monday, October 9, 2017
8:00am to 4:00pm
Sacramento State, University Union 1st Floor
Join California Indian cultural experts and education professionals to shape a new curriculum to repeal, replace and reframe the fourth grade Mission project.
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In the News


Stories in the media about efforts to replace the mission project.

 

Curricula & Lesson Plans

Proposed Curriculum Framework: Recommended cultural and historical themes

Miwok Indians: Analysis of Primary and Secondary Sources
A lesson plan for the Middle School History Classroom; Author: Chelsea Gaynor

Lands of our Ancestors: A new educational resource for 4th grade teachers and libraries. Chumash; Author: Gary Robinson

The Power of One Story: Using a California Indian Story to Teach Literacy, History, and Science; Luiseño; Author: Cathleen Chilcote Wallace

Ohlone Curriculum with Bay Miwok Content and Introduction to Delta Yokuts

Cultural Bridging Takeaways: Long-term Relationship Building and Inclusion in Curriculum Development; Author: Rose Borunda

Kumeyaay Heritage and Conservation Project: Learning Landscapes Educational Curriculum

Winnemem Wintu (Lakota, Hopi): "In the Light of Reverence" - teacher's guide
Winnemem Wintu: "Dancing Salmon Home" (film)
Winnemem Wintu: Run4Salmon Curriculum
- 4th grade and high school
Winnemem Wintu: "Standing on Sacred Ground" (episode 1) - teacher's guide

CImap thumbnail  Map of California Indian pre-contact tribal territories


Resources

Books:

"Resurrecting the Past: The California Mission Myth," Great Oak Press, Pechanga, California, 2016. Michelle Lorimer. Order from editor Thomas Long at TLong@csusb.edu.

"Introduction to Ethnic Studies," Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016. Dale Allender and Gregory Yee Mark.

"An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," Revisioning American History Series, Beacon Press, 2015. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

"A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California's Indians by the Spanish Missions," Craven Street Books, 2015. Elias Castillo.

"Murder State: California's Native American Genocide, 1846-1873," University of Nebraska Press," Brendan C. Lindsay.

Websites:

News from Native California offers links to California Indian tribal, health, legal, artistic, cultural, linguistic and media resources.

Maidu Museum

California Indian Storytelling Association

"More than a Word"trailer of documentary exploring the history of Native American based sports mascots from the Indigenous perspective.

"Tending the Wild": broadcast special exploring the environmental knowledge of indigenous peoples across California

About CIHCC

The California Indian History Curriculum Coalition (CIHCC) was given birth under the umbrella of the annual California Indian Conference (CIC) and was conceptualized in 2014 at CSU San Bernardino’s CIC. The informal coalition of educators, tribal scholars and native activists are promoting the implementation of California Indian Curriculum Summits. The goal of the Coalition is to promote the creation, adoption and implementation of California Indian-vetted curricula. In collaboration with public/private school educators, the focus is to infuse California Indian voice in the content of what our children learn in school.

Contact us:

Program contacts:
Dr. Rose Borunda, 916-278-6310
Dr. Khal Schneider, 916-278-6206
Gregg Castro, t'rowt'raahl Salinan / rumsien Ohlone; Board member, Salinan T'rowt'raahl - Salinan cultural organization

Media inquiries: Brian Blomster, 916-278-7043

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