"Unlearning 'Indian' Stereotypes is an exceptionally useful tool for the classroom. It is eye-opening and eloquent in its simplicity and clarity. It remains as timely — and needed — today as it was when it was first produced more than three decades ago."
— Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), Poet, novelist, storyteller; co-author of Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children
"Any educators interested in helping their students think critically about the racist and offensive images and portrayals of American Indians that persist today should obtain a copy of Unlearning 'Indian' Stereotypes The professionals at Rethinking Schools, who brought us Rethinking Columbus, deserve kudos for their continued focus on American Indian-related teaching topics. Thanks for bringing this social justice-oriented treasure back to life."
— Ron Jetty (Spirit Lake Dakota/Turtle Mountain Chippewa), Ph.D.
Teaching and Learning Consultant
Wisconsin Education Association Council
"Nobody speaks with the eloquence and power of children. The words these Native children spoke 30 years ago are relevant in a society that, unfortunately, still reveres stereotypes of American Indians."
— Debbie Reese (Nanbé Ówîngeh), Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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From the people who brought you Rethinking Columbus...
Narrated by Native American children, the DVD Unlearning "Indian" Stereotypes teaches about racial stereotypes and provides an introduction to Native American history through the eyes of children. In addition to the digitalized filmstrip, this DVD also includes:
A transcript of the DVD with teaching notes from the original teacher guide published in 1977.
A folder with jpegs of valuable photos from the filmstrip so that teachers and students may reprint and use them in print or digital presentations.
An article "Teaching Native American Issues in an Elementary Classroom" by Bob Peterson, taken from Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years.
An article "Teaching Young Children about Native Americans" by Debbie Reese.
A listing of additional Internet resources on bias and Native Americans.
A listing of select books for interest.
Useful for elementary through adult education.
Originally produced by the Council on Interracial Books for Children in 1977.
Enhanced by Rethinking Schools in 2008.