Join your NYC Girl Scout Community to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian.
This virtual field trip will consist of a 45 min participatory presentation and end with a 15 min Q&A session. Program for 3rd grade and up.
This presentation will be offered once on Nov 23rd and again on Nov 29th.
GIRL SCOUT CONNECTION
This year, Girl Scouts launched a new patch campaign called the Girl Scout Multicultural Community Celebration patch. This multi-patch program was designed to honor the countless contributions diverse communities have made and continue to make in the United States.
Over the next year and corresponding with holidays and heritage months of note, we are inviting Girl Scouts of all levels and their leaders to connect, discover, explore, and celebrate cultures through a series of fun activities. Download the Native American Heritage Month Celebration “I’m a Girl Scout!” Fun Patch Activity Packet on our website.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP / PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
New York State is and always has been a Native American place.
Contemporary Native nations continue to steward and defend the land, and advocate for their Indigenous rights and traditions. The lifeways of Indigenous people underwent rapid change after the arrival of European colonists who demanded more land and resources. While some nations were forced out of their homelands, others remained. In this program, students will learn about two to three Native nations that have maintained resilience and continue to preserve connections to their New York home in the face of adversity and change.
This program is associated with the Native New York exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, NY.
Learn more: https://americanindian.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item?id=981