Queen Anne is on the traditional land of the Seattle’s First People, the Duwamish People, past and present.
Thanksgiving (Nov 25) and Native American Heritage Day (Nov 26) next week present a meaningful opportunity to learn about connections between food and culture for our state’s Native Nations.
In 2015, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5433 requiring the Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State (STI) or other tribally-developed curriculum be taught in all schools. The use of the Since Time Immemorial curriculum has been endorsed by all 29 federally recognized tribes.
The district webpage has information on how to explore additional readings, discussion guides, activities, and other resources like beautiful Seasonal Rounds that can be printed as placemats for your family’s holiday meal.
Specific STI readings for each grade cluster is below, along with supporting learning resources:
- K-3 Giving Thanks.
- Suggested resource for family discussion: Reviving traditional Coast Salish food knowledge
- 4th Grade Salmon Recovery
- Suggested resource for family discussion: The Bolt Decision
- 5th Grade Legacy for Us Today: Elwha River.