National Museum of the American Indian to host free webinar series for teachers


The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a free webinar series through its Native Knowledge 360˚ (NK360˚) Virtual Teacher Institute. NK360˚ is the museum’s national initiative to inspire and support transformative teaching and learning about Native Americans.

The free, three-part webinar series, called “The Power, Authority and Governance of Native Nations: Understanding United States Federal Indian Policies,” provides foundational knowledge about U.S. Federal Indian policies and their impact on Native Americans. During the webinar, participants will learn about U.S. Federal Indian policy periods and how they shaped relationships between Native nations and the United States.

Each session will run at 1-2:30 p.m. ET. Registration is available online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Webinar topics include:

  • July 20: “The Importance of U.S. Federal Indian Policy and Understanding the Colonial and Treaty Eras”
  • July 21: “The Human Side of the Removal, Allotment and Assimilation Policies”
  • July 22: “Policy Pendulum Swings: Trial Reorganization, Termination and Self-Determination”