Enduring Legacies Native Case Studies


The Enduring Legacies Native Cases Initiative began in 2006 as a partnership between The Evergreen State College, Northwest Indian College, Grays Harbor College and Salish Kootenai College. Our goal is to develop and widely disseminate culturally relevant curriculum and teaching resources in the form of case studies on important contemporary issues in Indian Country.  Our case collection is open source (available for free off our website) and now includes more than 100 interdisciplinary cases with detailed teaching notes.  We also offer opportunities for educators to learn how to teach with cases through workshops and Summer Institutes. 

We are grateful for the support of the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.  Tribes have also been generous in supporting our work. Special thanks to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the Nisqually, Tulalip and Squaxin Island tribes.

For further information contact Barbara Leigh Smith at smithb@evergreen.edu or Linda Moon Stumpff at stumpffl@evergreen.edu.