Written by Kelly McCurdy, Atlas Team

Native American Heritage Month is a reminder to celebrate the broad range of rich cultural traditions and practices that make up the many unique Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, as well as an opportunity to teach and learn about the challenges and contributions of Native peoples. This Heritage Month, we are featuring the work of the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Juneau, Alaska, dedicated to the protection of the cultural identity and dignity of Southeast Alaskan Native people.

The Goldbelt Heritage Foundation has used an Atlas Public Site to curate open-source educational resources from Tlingit knowledge bearers, speakers, and authors in curriculum maps available for use by educators in Southeast Alaska and beyond. We’re proud to work with organizations like Goldbelt Heritage who are modeling culturally-responsive teaching and learning while preserving and sharing the richness of their culture. Read more about their work with Atlas in our case study.

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Kelly McCurdy

Kelly McCurdy
Professional Development Content Specialist
Atlas Team

Kelly McCurdy is a Professional Development Content Specialist with Faria Education Group, based in Portland, Oregon. She consults with educators domestically and internationally facilitating conversations about curriculum development and pedagogy. Kelly’s first experience in education was teaching secondary Humanities, and has since supported public schools as lead teacher, committee chair, and program director. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Masters in Teaching from Washington State University.

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