Shana Brown

Shana R. Brown (Yakama) has been teaching secondary language arts and social studies for over 24 years. Her experiences growing up on the Yakama Reservation continue to guide her teaching and writing. Her strongly held belief that Indian education is for everyone has taken her on an amazing journey where she is honored to have written curriculum for the Washington State Historical Society and the University of Montana’s Tribal Perspectives of History in the Northwest (Regional Learning Project). Shana is a co-writer of Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State, now required curriculum for all Washington State’s public school students. She also contributed a chapter to Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Native American Students: Paying the Educational Debt (Routledge 2014). Shana lives with her husband and two children and teaches full-time in Seattle Public Schools where she continues to integrate tribal history and issues in all of her classes. Email address: