Native American Curriculum Initiative

February 4, 2024

Amplifying Native Voices & Building Bridges

Amplifying Native Voices in the classroom and building bridges between Native and educational communities are the goals of the BYU ARTS Partnership’s Native American Curriculum Initiative (NACI).

January 8, 2024

Knowing Where to Look for Native American Resources

Finding authentic, Native American-themed learning materials for the classroom can be difficult, but is critical to encouraging cultural responsibility in students.

September 20, 2023
Learn about the importance of Orange Shirt day and how you can participate this year!
August 21, 2023
Understand the impact of implicit biases of cultures outside of your own.
August 15, 2023
Learn about more resources in your local community to integrate into your teaching on Native American culture.
August 15, 2023
Explore the three-part process of evaluating children's books that amplify Native voices in the classroom.
August 15, 2023
Learn how to find appropriate Native American resources to use in a classroom setting.
August 15, 2023
Understand the basic principles behind the Native American Literacy Project and how to employ them to amplify Native voices in your classroom.
March 16, 2023
Emily Soderborg shares what we tell teachers who ask us questions about the "Utah Indians" song that is so often used in 4th-grade presentations when teaching about Utah history.
February 7, 2023
Even if you don't have a Native Teaching Artist to help facilitate the dance experience, our lesson plan, "Native American Round Dance," provides myriad ways to engage your students in understanding the cultural significance of this intertribal dance.