Welcome to North Dakota Department of Public Instruction’s Teachings Of Our Elders website. This is the home of the newly adopted North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings (NDNAEU) as well as a growing collection of Elder video interviews, lesson plans and other resources dedicated to helping Educators incorporate the NDNAEU into their classrooms and curriculum!

View the NDNAEU graphic that shows all seven of the essential understandings at a glance.

Meet some of the Elders who were involved in the writing of the North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings in this 20 minute video.

View or download the full North Dakota Native American Essential Understandings document.

Elders & Educators on the Importance of the NDNAEU

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