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We hope to provide workshops again in the future. Below is a brief description of workshop we have provided in the past.

Oyate can tailor our workshops to meet your specific needs. All of our workshops contain the Core Sessions listed below. You can request that we customize your workshop by adding additional sessions.

For shorter workshops (2 – 3 days), we recommend adding from the list of Introductory Sessions. These include topics that provide a more fundamental understanding of Native literature critique and curricula design.

For longer workshops, we recommend also integrating components from our list of Intermediate Sessions, which engage participants in deeper understanding of how the quality of literature can affect both Native and non-Native children, and how to construct curriculum that both informs and empowers students.

We welcome your calls and inquiries about which sessions are right for your needs. You can fill out an inquiry form to request more information, or drop us a line, at (707) 996-6700. We’d love to hear from you!


Core Sessions

a) Differences in Perspective & Values

b) Stereotypes

c) Differences in Storytelling Models

d) Identifying Myths: Thanksgiving

e) How to Tell The Difference Between Good and Bad Books

f) Native Writing & Perspectives

g) Comparing Literature (Parts 1 and 2)

h) Book Evaluations

i) Personal "Bests" and Personal "Worsts": Re-evaluating Books Used


Introductory Sessions

a) Comparing "As told to" vs. Native-Authored Texts

b) Developing a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment Part 1: Non-Fiction Resources

c) Developing a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment Part 2: Classroom Games and Activities

d) Culturally Appropriate Art Activities

e) Who’s Taking this Picture?: Insider & Outsider Perspectives


Intermediate Sessions

a) Land-Based Education

b) Deciding by Consensus (A Look at Cultural Markers)

c) Eugenics

d) The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly: A look at reference books, teacher guides, and history books

e) The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly - A look historical fiction for young adults

f) Residential Schools


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