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Indigenizing Education: A discussion of Early Learning in Native America
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
Indigenizing Education: A discussion of Early Learning in Native America
Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Facilitated by Miriam Zmiewski-Angelovar

Location: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center - 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199


In this session, we will unpack and discuss what it means to Indigenize educational spaces and materials to better reflect Indigenous people in an authentic way. Participants will hear stories and examples of people and organizations who have cultivated Indigenous education centers and curriculum materials that weave the strong foundations of traditional cultural knowledge with emerging ideas about what it means to be a Native-identified person in our present day. We will also discuss how Daybreak Star Preschool is implementing approaches to curriculum, play materials, environments and food offerings that reflect our multi-tribal, multi-cultural, and multi-racial children and families.  

About the Presenter

Miriam Zmiewski-Angelova (Choctaw, Cherokee, Sauk/Fox, African American, Ashkenazi) is an Indigenous educator, activist, consultant, artist and mother living in Duwamish territory (Seattle). Miriam is the Preschool Program Manager for Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, and a Naah Illahee Funds - Yahowt Permaculture Cohort member, advocating for Indigenous food sovereignty. Previously, she served as an early learning instructional coach for the City of Seattle - DEEL, where she collaborated on effort to strengthen culturally responsive and anti-bias teaching practices. She earned her MPH at the University of Arizona with a focus on Native American maternal and child health outcomes. Miriam feels incredibly honored to serve her community and family in building a more equitable and sustainable future for her son, Nashoba.

This event is FREE for all of City of Seattle DEEL staff and DEEL's early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, and the Step Ahead Program!

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2018-19 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing diversity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Thank you to the Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) who has provided free registrations for all eligible City of Seattle DEEL early learning partners in the Seattle Preschool Program (SPP), the SPP Pathway Program, the Step Ahead Program, and ECEAP and City of Seattle DEEL Early Learning Staff for each workshop this year!

Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning

Many thanks to the Bertschi School whose generous support made this series possible:

The Bertschi School

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Mar 16, 2019 9:00 AM - Saturday Mar 16, 2019 1:30 PM | Free - $165.00


Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center (View)
5011 Bernie Whitebear Way
Seattle, WA 98199
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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Hilltop Children's Center

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