Since the passing of the Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State Senate Bill 5433 legislation in 2015, public schools in Washington State are required to teach on tribal history, culture, and government in all schools. This legislation specifically requires public schools when adopting new social studies curriculum, to incorporate curricula about the history, culture, and government of the nearest federally recognized tribe or tribes. Doing this enables students to learn about the unique heritage and experience of their closest sovereign tribes on whose land students live, recreate, and learn. The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe in concurrence with state law (RCW 28A.320.170) has continued to interact with the schools which OSPI has suggested to work with the Snoqualmie Tribe to provide quality educational content that can be easily included in their respective curricula. The Tribe is currently in the beginning stages of creating accurate and relevant educational content for the various school districts over the past few years, and is now looking to bring on a talented and qualified Curriculum Developer consultant to assist the Tribe in creating meaningful content that helps tell the Tribe’s story to the next generation of students.

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe seeks to retain the services of a Curriculum Developer consultant for the development, review, and implementation of Snoqualmie tribal specific curricula that can be adopted by nearby school districts. The Tribe seeks to expand its capacity to shape the educational tools the Tribe has created into ready to adopt lesson plans that incorporate the Tribe’s culture, heritage, and sovereignty. These lessons need to be adaptable and built upon to reach a range of grade levels from early childhood, elementary, middle school, to high school. The lesson topics will educate students of the lived experiences, contributions, and perspectives of the Snoqualmie tribal nation, the Snoqualmie people, and the shared history of this region. The consultant will be responsible for developing culturally relevant lessons that will follow the cultural sensitivity determined by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and meet the educational standards Washington State, ranging from early childhood, elementary, middle school, to high school.

Please remit an electronic version of the consultant’s proposal no later than noon Pacific Standard Time on 8/16/2021 to:

McKenna Sweet Dorman, Assistant Director
Governmental Affairs & Special Projects
Snoqualmie Indian Tribe

Assistant Director McKenna Sweet Dorman will serve as the primary contact for the review process for the consultant’s proposal. Any questions regarding this RFP should be addressed to Assistant Director McKenna Sweet Dorman through email at the above address.

Any other communication will be considered unofficial and non-binding on the Snoqualmie Tribe. Proposers are to rely on written statements issued by the RFP Coordinator. Communication directed to parties other than the RFP Coordinator may result in disqualification of the proposer.

Late responses will not be accepted
At the conclusion of the RFP process, all Respondents will be notified of the outcome.

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