Awarded in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month, the grant will support Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°), a national initiative focused on creating and distributing classroom educational materials and teacher trainings that incorporate Native narratives, histories, and information. The museum will use the grant to underwrite, pilot, and launch national, state, and local models and produce content that can be easily integrated into curricula nationwide.
"Understanding more about America's collective roots will help us succeed in the future," said Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria chair Greg Sarris. "We're excited to make this important gift to the National Museum of the American Indian to provide much-needed access to historically accurate Native history for generations to come. It's time to look at our past, present, and future in the United States with transparency and truth."