Lummi Nation Training Opportunity for Educators

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STI Training Opportunity for Woodring College of Education Faculty, Staff, and Teacher Education Students

Dear Woodring College of Education Community,

We are excited to bring to your attention an important training opportunity on "Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State," hosted by OSPI and Lummi Nation.

Event Details:

  • Title: Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State
  • Legislative Background: In 2015, Senate Bill 5433 was passed, mandating the inclusion of the Since Time Immemorial curriculum in all schools. This curriculum, endorsed by all 29 federally recognized tribes, explores tribal sovereignty in Washington state.
  • STI Training: The next training session will be held on February 6 in collaboration with the Lummi Nation. It is an in-person event, and we encourage you to register for this unique opportunity. 

Important Note:

  • This training is in-person only and does not have a Zoom option. Please refrain from attempting to join online. Upon registration, you will receive an email for virtual participation, but there won't be a host. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Contact for Questions:

  • For any inquiries about the STI Training, please reach out to Willard Bill.

About the Since Time Immemorial Tribal Sovereignty Curriculum: The curriculum adopts three approaches to foster a comprehensive understanding:

  1. Inquiry-Based Approach: Addressing five essential questions related to geography, legal status, historical forces, responses to threats, and challenges of reservation life.

  2. Place-Based Approach: Encouraging exploration of essential questions within the context of tribes in their respective communities.

  3. Integrated Approach: Allowing teachers to determine the time spent on tribal sovereignty content throughout the academic year. The curriculum is aligned with Common Core State Standards and offers three levels of engagement.


We express our gratitude to all contributors who have made this effort possible.

Thank you for your commitment to inclusive and culturally responsive education.