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Andrew Johnson addressing the Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

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Andrew Johnson addressing the Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

A new bill seeks to promote Native American history in Illinois

HB1633 aims to make teaching a unit on Native American history required for Illinois schools.

Andrew Johnson addressing the Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

   

Chicago is home to many federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Potawatomi. However, the guidance for teaching Native American history is based on pre-1900 standards.

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hears from a journalist following the issue and a Native American community leader on improving education and how this relates to the fight for native land.

GUESTS: Susie An, WBEZ education reporter
Andrew Johnson, board member the the Chicago American Indian Community Collaborative

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