“Let us put our minds together and see what life we will make for our children.”
Chief Sitting Bull, Sioux, Standing Rock
ESD 112 staff were treated to a thoughtful presentation on November 18 about efforts to recognize and respect our Indigenous lands. Jon Claymore, Director of the Office of Native Education, coordinated and facilitated the sharing of deep knowledge and understanding by several tribal leaders across Washington, who took the time to articulate our long-standing history of traditional Indigenous territories.
Each has graciously shared their contact information for anybody interested in following up or learning more about land acknowledgements and our place in them.
- Jon Claymore, (Cheyenne River Sioux (hunkpapa). Eagle Butte South Dakota), Director, Office of Native Education/OSPI, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Lynn, Program Supervisor, Office of Native Education/OSPI, Laura.Lynn@k12.wa.us
- Joan Banker, Administrative Program Specialist, Office of Native Education/OSPI, Joan.Banker@k12.wa.us
- Sally Brownfield (Squaxin Island Tribe), Early Childhood Education, email@example.com
- Patricia Whitefoot, Yakama Nation, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Wilber (Osoyoos Indian Band), Title VI Indian Education Program Director, Lake Washington/Bellevue/Northshore School Districts, MWilber@lwsd.org
- Jen LeBret (Spokane Tribe of Indians), NYCP Office, email@example.com
- Jared Koepp, (Wukchumni tribe) Title VI Indian Education Program Director, North Thurston Public Schools, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bernard Thomas, Director of Education, Lummi Nation, email@example.com