Monday, November 6, 2017

Citizenship Resources for Native American Heritage Month

WE ARE THE EVIDENCE 1: National Museum of the American Indian
A display of the 500+ native languages spoken in the Americas before European colonization.  As a language teacher, I feel that the loss of a single word is a tragedy and the loss of a language is tantamount to genocide.

American English at State: Celebrate!

US Citizenship Podcast
  • Native American Tribes Puzzle 
  • A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month (November)
    • A Second Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month (2017)
      • video with CC:
      • podcast:
      • PDF:
    • 10 USCIS Civics questions focusing on Recent Native American History and Legislation (2016)

VOANews: Voice of America (These are recent stories; search for more stories and videos)
  1. All About America Blog: Stunning Photos Capture Native Americans in Early 1900s
  2. Are Federal Courts Harsher on Native American Offenders?
  3. Educators Try New Methods to Save American Indian Languages
  4. Goodbye Pocahontas: Photos Reveal Today’s True Native Americans
  5. Mattaponi Tribe's Pow Wow a Time of Celebration & Giving Thanks
  6. Native American Journalists Debate Future of Media in Indian Country
  7. Native American Pow Wows Celebrate Patriotism, Unity
  8. Native American Rodeo: More Than Sport, It’s ‘A Way Out’
  9. Native Americans Call for Rethinking of Bering Strait Theory
  10. Native Americans No Closer to Learning Fates of Boarding School Ancestors
  11. NEH Funds Native American Cultural Projects
  12. Separating Myth and Fact About Pocahontas
  13. Squanto: From Slave to Diplomat
  14. Rise in Hate Crimes Alarms Native American Communities
  15. This is America: Visiting Sacred Grounds in National Park Monuments
  16. US Rules Descendants of Cherokees' Former Slaves Have Full Tribal Rights
  17. Utah Monument Fight Reflects National Debate
  18. Water, Stone and History in Navajo Land
  19. Why Aren't More Native Americans Members of the US Congress?
  20. VOA News Videos About Native American Culture and News

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