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Wed Aug 10, 2022, 02:15 PM

Marsyville school's new approach embraces 'Indigenous ways of learning'

MARYSVILLE — Starting this fall, school and tribal leaders plan to “decolonize” Tulalip Heritage High School.

Years ago, educators and the Tulalip Tribes started a small learning community tying the classroom to traditional learning styles.

The goal was for Indigenous students to see themselves in the curriculum. Students drummed, sang and made regalia and cedar carvings. The school brought in Indigenous artists and speakers to teach classes, and it gave students leeway to attend tribal ceremonies or shadow jobs on the reservation during the school day.

But the practice strayed somewhat over the years, punctuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Chris Pearson, executive director of teaching and learning in Marysville.


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