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Proposal would require tribal education for Wyoming teachers

Proposal would require tribal education for Wyoming teachers

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Wyoming Legislature

RIVERTON — A proposal from a Wyoming lawmaker would require the state's teachers and administrators to receive three hours of training on tribal studies.

Republican Rep. Jim Allen of Lander said he might sponsor a bill with such requirements when the legislative session begins Feb. 8. He said he's gathering community input on the draft before moving forward.

The bill is a response to efforts by schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation to encourage statewide adoption of an American Indian education component in public schools.

Allen says he volunteered to help because the issue is based in his legislative district.

Fort Washakie superintendent Terry Ebert said the draft bill doesn't meet the initial goal because it does not require instruction for students.

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