Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State Curriculum


Welcome to “Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State,” a ground-breaking curriculum initiative made possible through federal, state, and tribal funding. This project seeks to build lasting educational partnerships between school districts and their local tribes via elementary, middle, and high school curriculum on tribal sovereignty.

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Curriculum. Office of Native Education. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Olympia, Washington. 2012. Tools. (, accessed April 14, 2015)

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