Teaching Native history promotes ‘more understanding and more empathy’

Black River Falls High School | Black River Falls, WI

November 29, 2021

Students at Black River Falls High School in Wisconsin interviewed Eli Youngthunder, an educator who teaches First Nations History — a class about America’s indigenous populations. Wisconsin is one of the 12 only states that requires students learn Native American content in grades K-12.

This piece was produced by Kaylee Sweno, Wyatt Madvig and Mackenzie Dougherty at Black River Falls High School in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. With support from Zac Schultz and Josh Kappler from PBS Wisconsin and connected educator Julie Tiedens.