Collection of Native Case Studies on Climate Change

Posted on: 11/28/2022 - Updated on: 11/28/2022

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Project Summary

The Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative develops culturally relevant curriculum and teaching resources in the form of case studies on key issues in Indian Country.

The Native Cases Initiative has a special role in providing relevant curriculum for Indian students that supports their success in secondary and postsecondary education. Our collection of cases and teaching notes is open source and includes more than 115 cases that are being used by colleges and high schools across the U.S and overseas. We also offer professional development opportunities for educators through workshops and an annual summer institute.  

Culturally relevant curriculum is a key factor in student success and essential to prepare students for leadership roles. Key topics of our cases have been identified by Native leaders. Our partners in developing and using these cases are Northwest Indian College, Salish Kootenai College, and Grays Harbor College.

This collection features case studies on climate change with associated project documents available for download.

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Project Contact

Barbara Leigh Smith, Director
[email protected]
(360) 765-3084

Affiliated Organizations

Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative