Many people packed into the State Department of Education board room Friday afternoon to see the unveiling of the Oklahoma Indian Education Resource website.
The website hosts an abundance of materials to aid teachers in educating students about the Indian heritage and history.
State Superintendent Janet Barresi said the site is “the result of the diligence of quite a few people over many, many years.”
“The story of Oklahoma is, in many respects, the story of American Indian tribes. The impact of Indian culture on Oklahoma is deep and enduring. It is critical that all Oklahomans – particularly the youngest and future generations – understand and appreciate the traditions and legacies of our Indian tribes. This online resource is a comprehensive, user-friendly way for educators to ensure that happens.”