American Indian curriculum proposal tabled

Casper, WY – The Wyoming School Boards Association has tabled a proposal that would have required schools around the state to teach students about American Indian history and culture.

Members of the association expressed concern about how the resolution would be funded. They also questioned whether the state Legislature should tell local districts what their curriculums should be.

Delegates who proposed the resolution say it's important for students to have accurate information about Native American people. The two recognized tribes in the state, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone, supported the proposal.