Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Curriculum Educator’s Training

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Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Curriculum Educator’s Training

Friday, Mar 26, 2021 - Friday, Apr 2, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Save California Salmon, Pathmakers Program at HCOE/Blue Lake Rancheria, KTJUSD Indian Education Program, HSU Department of Native American Studies, Yurok Tribe Department of Education
Regina Chichizola

Save the California Salmon

Save California Salmon in collaboration with Humboldt State University’s Department of Native American Studies, the Klamath/Trinity Joint Unified School District Indian Education Program, the Pathmakers Program at Humboldt County Office of Education/Blue Lake Rancheria and the Yurok Tribe’s Visitor’s Center are excited to offer and Educator Training and Development Program in order to facilitate implementation of the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California High School Curriculum.

The curriculum is based on a 3-month speaker series and certification program developed during the summer of 2020, which featured dozens of leaders in science, art, law, environmental management, education, and Indigenous history. The curriculum combines pre-recorded lectures, class discussions, a range of in-class or at-home activities, guest speakers, and integrates social studies, science, history, law, environmental studies, language arts, coastal biology, and more.


Our Educator’s Training is is divided into two webinars as follows: 

Webinar 1: Friday March 26th 3.30-5.30pm, Introduction to the Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Curriculum, Traditional Knowledge, and its Context

  • Regina Chichizola (Save California Salmon): Introduction to Save California Salmon and the Summer Speaker Series (5 mins)
  • Margo Robbins (KTJUSD Indian Education Program): Respectful principles for working with Indigenous students and teaching about Indigenous topics (15 mins) 
  • Kate Lowry (Pathmakers/HCOE): Meeting and integrating the state standards, and the importance of Native STEAM and breaking down stereotypes (15 mins) 
  • Danielle Frank (Hoopa Valley High School): Hear from a high school student about the importance of learning local histories and environmental advocacy (15 mins)
  • Darcey Evans (Save California Salmon): Brief overview of curriculum contents (15 mins)
  • Professor Cutcha Risling Baldy (HSU Native American Studies): Use CORE 1.1 lesson to model how a class could be delivered and lead an interactive discussion about concepts covered and how teachers might present this in their classrooms (45 mins) 

Webinar 2: Friday April 2 3.30-5.30pm, Delivering the Curriculum

Breakout rooms go in-depth into certain topics within the curriculum. SCS staff and collaborators lead breakout sessions on different components of the curriculum (45 mins)

  • Margo Robbins (KTJUSD Indian Education Program): Community Organizing and Creating a Campaign
    •  Subjects: Social Studies, Writing, Media, Journalism, Political Science
  • Pua Faleofa (Save California Salmon): Arts and Activism 
    • Subjects: Social Studies, History, Visual Arts
  • Darcey Evans (Save California Salmon): Connecting Food, Health, and Environment
    • Subjects: Science (Life Science, Earth Systems, Ecology), Social Studies, Health
  • Regina Chichizola (Save California Salmon): Understanding the Fish Wars 
    • Subjects: History, Social Studies, US Law and Government, Civil Rights  
  • Josh Norris (Yurok Visitor Center): Cultural Revitalization on the Water- Canoe Traditions in the Pacific Northwest


To view the curriculum, go to Teaching and Learning Resources at

Teachers Practice (45 mins)- teachers practice teaching to each other in small groups.

The Klamath-Trinity School District’s Indian Education Program, Save California Salmon, and the Yurok Tribe are able to provide limited stipends for teachers who participate.

Registration for this event will include BOTH sessions and is free of charge. 


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