The Agua Caliente Women sculpture by artist Doug Hyde in Palm Springs, California. Photo: Ron

Agua Caliente Band helps bring Native studies into public school classrooms

Students in Palm Springs, California, will be learning more about Native Americans thanks to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.

The tribe and the Palm Springs Unified School District will work together on a Native American studies curriculum for elementary and middle school students, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reported. The program is expected to be ready in time for the 2018-2019 school year.

"We expect the curriculum's content to touch on a wide range of aspects of Native American and Agua Caliente history, culture, traditions, lifestyles, and modern-day government and economics," Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said in a press release. "With this project, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will continue to build on our legacy of a strong commitment to education in the region. We're very excited to be working with the district."

The tribe is based in Palm Springs.

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Native American studies coming to Palm Springs Unified in collaboration with Agua Caliente tribe (The Palm Springs Desert Sun November 6, 2017)