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Office of Native Education

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The Office of Native Education advocates for the academic success of all students. We create and promote strategies that integrate the teaching of native American history, culture, language and government. Educators in Washington’s schools look to our staff for leadership and technical assistance.

Tribal History in Washington’s Basic Education Act
RCW 28A.230.090 (a) Any course in Washington state history and government used to fulfill high school graduation requirements shall consider including information on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian peoples who were the first inhabitants of the state.

  • A Shared History (MP4) follows the progress of HB 1495 and SB 5655 into state law during the 2005 legislative session.

NEW! Tribal Education Compact Application

Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
The first state-endorsed curriculum to be aligned with Common Core Standards, Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State is easy to implement — all lesson plans and materials are online and free. Since its launch in 2010, Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State has become a model for curriculum nationwide.

Informal Solicitation No. 2-15-29
Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum Training and Website Editing


Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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