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October/November 2019

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n o v e m b e r Native American Heritage Month F A L L I S A G R E A T T I M E for educators to focus on Native Californians, who settled along the West Coast some 10,000 years ago. More than 300,000 people in 200 tribes populated the state. The California Indian History Curriculum Coalition ( indian-curriculum.html) offers this map as well as mul- tiple free, vetted resources and lesson plans for use in classrooms. (Just one example: a video showing how the Winnemem Wintu tribe — nonexistent in Califor- nia's history books — is using technology to put itself back on the map.) The annual California Indian Confer- ence ( takes place this year at Sonoma State University Nov. 14-16, bringing together California Indians, academics, tribal scholars, educators and students. California Indian Pre-Contact Tribal Territories Get a Copy of Your Story S T O R I E S I N T H E California Educator are available to you as a PDF, which can be shared and printed. We can also print a copy of the story on paper suitable for framing. Send email to with "story PDF" in the subject line and the headline (or link) of the story you want, along with the publication date. Human Rights Awards K N O W O F A CTA member whose exemplary actions have promoted the advancement and protection of human and civil rights and social justice issues? The 2020 CTA Human Rights Awards are now open for nominations. Any active CTA member may submit a nomination. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2020. Awards will be presented at the Equity and Human Rights Conference in Irvine on Feb. 29. Learn more at 11 O C T O B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 019

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