Coming up: Teaching kids Indigenous language and culture

Emilee Geist

School is where we go to learn writing, math and social studies. But for some students in our state, it’s also a place to learn about their culture. Some Minnesota school districts are home to Native American education programs, where Native kids can learn Indigenous languages, art forms and history. […]

School is where we go to learn writing, math and social studies. But for some students in our state, it’s also a place to learn about their culture.

Some Minnesota school districts are home to Native American education programs, where Native kids can learn Indigenous languages, art forms and history. At 11 a.m. Monday, MPR News host Angela Davis will talk with two educators who lead these programs about why they’re so important to have in our public schools.

She’ll also talk with an activist with Rock the Vote Native Style about voter registration and turnout, and what motivates Native voters.

Guests:

  • Gerald White is the Anishinaabe education coordinator and an Ojibwe instructor for Deer River Schools in Itasca County.

  • John Bobolink is the director of American Indian education for Saint Paul Public Schools.

  • Christian Taylor-Johnson is an organizer with Rock the Vote Native Style.

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