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Honoring Native American Heritage

Friday, 12 November 2021 00:00

Recognizing the significance of Native American culture is something we as educators should strive to incorporate year round, but November shines the spotlight on it with Native American Heritage Month. It’s a time to put renewed focus on understanding and appreciating the history, achievements and contributions of Native Americans. OST professionals have an opportunity to be even more thoughtful and inclusive about incorporating these silenced voices and meaningful accounts that have been left out of the historical record.

NAA Member and past Next Generation Leader Honoree Dawn Marie Johnson, MSW, notes, “It is vital to spread awareness. Now more than ever, there is a calling for elevating Indigenous perspectives and voices.” She also shared the following list of her favorite resources to support you in your efforts.