How to Be an Ally to Indigenous Students

with
Meghanlata Gupta
On-Demand
From $79.00
Training Includes:
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after the live presentation.

Indigenous Affairs journalist and historian Meghanlata Gupta will share insights about tribal nations and tribal diversity. You will learn how to support your Indigenous students.

What You'll Learn

  • How can you be an ally to Indigenous students?
  • Where can you learn about tribal histories and contemporary issues?
  • How can you start essential conversations about allyship in your classroom?
  • What are land acknowledgments?
  • What terminology should you use?
  • What are the differences between tribes?

Training Overview

Understand your Indigenous students beyond stereotypes.

For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning and protest. This holiday propagates false narratives while erasing real histories. You can use this opportunity to better understand and support your Indigenous students.

There are 574 federally recognized tribal nations and over six million Native Americans in the United States. Yet, many people know little about Indigenous peoples’ histories, cultures, governments, and contemporary experiences. Stereotypes illustrate Native people as a monolithic group from the past.

Pushing back against invisibility and erasure, Native nations, leaders, and organizations are engaged in movements to tell our stories on our terms. Non-Native people in education can support this movement in many ways.

  • How can you be an ally to Indigenous students?
  • Where can you learn about tribal histories and contemporary issues?
  • How can you start essential conversations about allyship in your classroom?
  • What are land acknowledgments?
  • What terminology should you use?
  • What are the differences between tribes?

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers
  • Educators
  • Superintendents
  • Deputy, associate, and assistant superintendents
  • Diversity and equity officers
  • Directors of curriculum and instruction
  • Directors of special education
  • Personnel and human resources directors
  • Board members
  • Principals
  • Vice principals and assistant principals
  • Department chairpersons
  • Counselors
  • Other school staff members

Expert Presenter

Meghanlata Gupta

  • Journalist, historian, and law student from Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Primarily interested in the intersections of Indigenous history, education, journalism, law, and policy
  • Works for Bridge Michigan, NBC News, and Wirecutter
  • Founder of Indigenizing the News, a digital platform for Native news and voices
  • Bachelor’s degree in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration from Yale University
  • Master’s degree in US History from the University of Oxford

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