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Perspective | Tar Heel Teachers at Home: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Tar Heel Teachers at Home is a weekly interview series focused on engaging North Carolinians in conversations about education. Each week, a panel of educators interviews a guest(s).

Since 1990. Native American Heritage Month has been celebrated in November. But, we can and should celebrate Indigenous people each and every day. For this special episode of Tar Heel Teachers at Home, we are lifting up the voices and experiences of individuals from this rich, diverse, and vibrant community. Several members of the State Advisory Council on Indian Education are featured.

This episode’s co-hosts:

  • Moderator: Marlow M. Artis, creator, chief content purveyor, & executive producer of Tar Heel Teachers. Twitter: @TarHeelTeachers
  • Elementary School Co-Host: Amy Tart, fourth grade English & social studies teacher, Clinton City Schools. Twitter: @Cards4Scholars
  • Middle School Co-Host: Angelique Young, school counselor at Union Middle School, Sampson County Schools. Twitter: @angeliqueyoung1
  • High School Co-Host: Emilee Higdon, English teacher at Union Academy, Macon County Schools.


  • Rodney Jackson, Indian education director, Cumberland County Schools.
  • Kamiyo Lanning, recreation manager for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
  • Tiffany Locklear, assistant professor, UNC-Pembroke School of Education.
  • Susan Silver, diagnostic services lead of district and regional support, Department of Public Instruction.
Marlow Artis

Marlow Artis is the Creator and Chief Content Purveyor for Tar Heel Teachers, which encompasses a website, an educational panel talk show, a videocast: Tar Heel Teachers at Home, and an educational travel series: Tar Heel Teachers on the Road. In addition to moderating and executive producing these media platforms, he happily served for five years as a sixth grade English/Language Arts teacher.