Curriculum

"Role models are some of the most powerful people in the world, no matter their position in politics or leadership, because they can influence the mind of the next generation. Accomplishments by prominent Native Americans are not often taught, leaving Native students to their own devices to learn about important and inspiring people like them."

– Evan Elise Roberts (Tlingit)
 President of the Association of Native Americans at Yale University

Shane Doyle and James Parker Shield discussing the Inspirational Leadership Curriculum.

Shane Doyle and James Parker Shield discussing the Inspirational Leadership Curriculum

Together WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Curriculum of the National Native
American Hall of Fame

Leaders in Indian Education have a responsibility to improve learning standards and to be inclusive of the Indigenous perspective. Working with project partners and supporters, the Native Hall of Fame’s library of educational resources and instructional support systems will change the learning outcomes for students.

We are working to bring modern history to life by sharing stories of successful Native Americans in classrooms across America. Our Lesson Plans can improve the confidence of tribal youth, teach tolerance, and share the cultural diversity of tribal communities in a positive way.

Miigwech!

James Parker Shield, CEO

DISCOVER the Inspiring Leadership Curriculum

of the National Native
American Hall of Fame

CURRICULUM POSTER - CA - 2023-08-10

REVIEW a sample Lesson Plan featuring

our 2018 Inductee
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota Sioux

billymills finish line 2023-06-26

OUR HALL OF FAME LESSON PLAN CATALOG CURRENTLY INCLUDES:

SET 1 

    • LUCY COVINGTON                           Colville Tribes                                              2019 Advocacy
    • ADA DEER                                             Menominee                                                  2019 Advocacy
    • VINE DELORIA, JR.                            Standing Rock Sioux                                   2018 Writing
    • LOUISE ERDRICH                               Turtle Mountain Chippewa                         2019 Writing
    • BILLY FRANK, JR.                               Nisqually Tribe                                            2019 Advocacy
    • JOHN HERRINGTON                         Chickasaw Nation                                       2018 Science
    • HATTIE KAUFFMAN                          Nez Perce Tribe                                          2019 Journalism
    • BILLY MILLS                                          Oglala Lakota Sioux                                    2018 Athletics
    • SCOTT MOMADAY                            Kiowa Tribe                                                 2018 Writing
    • ELIZABETH PERATROVICH           Tlingit Nation                                               2019 Advocacy
    • MARY GOLDA ROSS                         Cherokee Nation                                         2019 Science

SET 2

    • DAVE ANDERSON                         Choctaw / Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe      2021 Business
    • BILL ANOATUBBY                         Chickasaw Nation                                      2022 Government
    • RYNELDI BECENTI                        Navajo                                                         2022 Athletics
    • BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL    Northern Cheyenne                                   2021 Government
    • ELOUISE COBELL                                Blackfeet Nation                                        2018 Advocacy
    • JOY HARJO                                           Muscogee (Creek) Nation                         2021 Writing
    • LADONNA HARRIS                             Comanche Nation                                      2018 Advocacy
    • JOHN ECHOHAWK                             Pawnee                                                      2022 Law
    • EMIL NOTTI                                    Athabascan                                                2021 Advocacy
    • WES STUDI                                    Cherokee Nation                                        2019 Arts
    • JIM THORPE                                  Sac and Fox Nation                                    2018 Athletics
    • LANADA WAR JACK                     Shoshone-Bannock                                   2023 Advocacy

COMING SOON TO A SCHOOL NEAR YOU!

Additional Curriculum offerings are coming soon.
Contact Tresa Gouge, Education Coordinator @ tresa@nativehalloffame.org to learn more!