Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) provides educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures. Most Americans have only
been exposed to part of the story, as told from a single perspective through the lenses of popular media and textbooks. NK360° provides educational
materials and teacher training that incorporate Native narratives, more comprehensive histories, and accurate information to enlighten and inform teaching
and learning about Native America. NK360° challenges common assumptions about Native peoples—their cultures, their roles in United States and
world history, and their contributions to the arts, sciences, and literature. NK360° offers a view that includes not only the past but also the richness
and vibrancy of Native peoples and cultures today.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
“We all can help to shore up the wellbeing of Indian Country by staying alert and acting to protect our Peoples, lands, and waters – just as our ancestors did.”