Title VI Newsletter

November 2021

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Title VI AI/AN Events and Resources

Winter Culture Night

Wednesday, Jan. 12th 2022 at 5-7pm

10740 Northeast Walker Road

Hillsboro, OR

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Resource Fair and Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, Dec. 4th, 10am-12pm

10740 Northeast Walker Road

Hillsboro, OR

Tribal History/Shared History: Updated Native American Curriculum in Oregon

The passage of Oregon Senate Bill 13 in 2017 mandated the creation and implementation of an updated set of K-12 Native American curriculum for all Oregon schools. In addition to a set of curriculum created by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), each of the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon also received funding to create additional curriculum specific to their place and people.


This January the first sets of lessons have been published on the ODE website. Click here to view the official ODE website which includes lesson plans and other resources for the new curriculum. The first set of curriculum is being created for 4th, 8th, and 10th grade with lessons in Language Arts, Social Sciences, Math, Science, and PE/Health. Eventually there will be lessons for PreK-12th grade available.


In Beaverton School District, we are sending staff to train-the-trainer events for the new curriculum hosted by ODE in March and April. We will be continuing to support teachers implementing the new curriculum and helping them update their current Native American units this school year. We are developing a plan and timeline for providing support and training for all teachers in the district who will be using this new curriculum.


Feel free to share this information with teachers and contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Tumwater Middle School Dedication Event Video

Tumwater Dedication (Ceremony Version)
Tumwater Middle School Dedication

Native American Parent Advisory Council (NAPAC)

2021-22 Upcoming Meeting Dates


  • Tuesday August 31st, 5:30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday, October 6th, 5pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 10th, 6pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 8th, 6pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 26th, 6pm-7:30pm
  • February TBD
  • March TBD


All meetings are online via Zoom or located at Multilingual Department, 10740 NE Walker Rd, Suite B, Hillsboro, OR 97006.


NAPAC is open to all parents and guardians of students in the Beaverton School District Title VI AI/AN Education Program.


NAPAC is an independent advisory council comprised of parents and guardians of AI/AN students, student representatives and a BSD teacher representative. The purpose of NAPAC is to provide an opportunity for parents and guardians to come together with BSD staff to discuss how we can support AI/AN students in the district. This includes but is not limited to: planning cultural activities, fundraising and advocacy for more culturally-relevant curriculum and practices in schools.

Hillsboro Title VI Activities

The Hillsboro School District Title VI program is inviting families from BSD to attend their evening events with a goal of building relationships among our programs and families.


NARA Nights

Staff from the Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) Youth Program will be leading monthly cultural activities for families. Everyone is welcome!


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Youth Drum & Powwow Dance Class

No experience necessary! Our Dance Instructors will be ready to get our kids moving so don’t forget to have your student wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.


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All classes will be held in Room 218c (look for the signs) at the District Administration Building 3083 NE 49th Place Hillsboro


Questions? Email martidar@hsd.k12.or.us

Language Corner

If you would like to share a language resource or see a specific language in the next newsletter, get in touch with us and we will do our best to make it happen
Northwest Profiles: Saving Salish - Language Revival
Basic Navajo Introduction
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Sounds of Choctaw - Social Greeting
Treyace Yellow Owl - Lesson #1 - CONVERSATIONAL WORDS - Blackfoot Language Lessons

Academic Events and Resources

Community Events and Resources

The Beaverton School District does not sponsor or endorse the activities and/or information contained in the following flyers and announcements.

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