Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Highlands
National Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each year in November. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, languages and stories of Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities and ensure their rich histories and contributions continue to thrive with each passing generation. This November and every month, we celebrate the culture and heritage of these remarkable Americans who deeply enrich the quality and character of our Nation.
Learning about different cultures helps young people’s empathy, respect and curiosity grow. And reading is a fun way to learn. Incorporate these great reads that are written and/or illustrated by Native Americans at home this month!
“Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” shares the complexity of Native identities through the post-colonial food, fry bread.
“Still this Love Goes On” features beautiful illustrations as it shares the enduring love of the Cree people for family, tradition and way of life.
“Berry Song” follows a girl and her grandmother as they gather berries from the forest, with themes of all that nature provides as well as the wisdom of Tribal elders.
Thank you for visiting our DEI Resources Page. This is the area of our website where we will share information and events both within our Highlands Elementary School as well as in our great St. Vrain Valley School District and our Erie community.
The DEI Committee aims to cultivate a respect for differences in our community through education and engagement with the goal of creating an inclusive environment for students, families, teachers and staff.