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Study Circles Online Conversation using Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer

About the Study Circles

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (The Network) is offering a unique opportunity for all participating school staff, equity teams and partners for continuing our personal and professional racial equity work with a focus on the American Indian student experience...Join us in a Study Circles conversation and the exploration of the book, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer. Each session will use Dr. Treuer’s book as a foundation for our conversation while exploring the impact of the opportunity gap for our American Indian students.

Study Circles address racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement by engaging diverse staff, parents and partners in dialogue and problem solving.  


Session 1 - October 20, 2016 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 2 - November 15, 2016 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm
Session 3 - December 6, 2016 | Online via Zoom; 4:00-6:00 pm

These sessions will be a facilitated online conversation using the Zoom cloud video conferencing platform.

Study Circles will be facilitated by Melissa Moe, the Network Training and Supports Project Coordinator and, David O'Connor, DPI's American Indian Studies Consultant.

Participant Outcomes

As a result of these Study Circles, participants will:

  • have an opportunity to read and discuss Anton Treuer’s book, with school participants from multiple school sites
  • engage in conversations with colleagues and explore multiple perspectives about American Indian students
  • address misconceptions and stereotypes of Native American peoples and youth

Standards Being Addressed

These networking meetings specially address WI State Performance Plan (SPP),
Indicators 4B, 9 & 10

  • Charlotte Danielson’s Framework: 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a. 3e, 4c, 4e, 4f
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • InTasc Teaching Standards: #2, 4, 5, 9 & 10

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees to participate in this training, but pre-registration is required.
All participants will be provided with the book at no charge. Please register early so a book can be sent to you prior to the first session.


October 20, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
Readings: Terminology, History, Religion, Culture and Identity

November 15, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
Readings: Pow Wow, Tribal languages, Politics

December 6, 2016 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm via Zoom
Readings: Economics, Education, Perspectives


Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or