Celebrating Indigenous People's Day
Schools across the district celebrated Indigenous People's Day, today. Celebrations included instruction in the classroom, arts and crafts, and Native American assemblies like the following at Green Lake Elementary School.
Indigenous People's Day promotes Native American culture and commemorates Native American history.
In Washington State there are 29 federally recognized Native American tribes. Thousands of people in Seattle Public Schools, including students and staff, identify as Native American. Seattle was named for Chief Sealth of the Duwamish Tribe.
The day's celebrations are also a way to bring awareness to the district's efforts to eliminate opportunity gaps for all students - especially students of color.
You can read more about the district's Huchoosedah Indian Education Department here.
You can read more about the district's efforts to eliminate opportunity gaps and #CloseTheGaps week here.