The Wyoming Department of Education will be conducting meetings around Wyoming over the next month to get input on the state's "American Indian Education Program."

The Wyoming legislature approved the program during the 2017 session under House Enrolled Act 119. WDE spokeswoman Kari Eakins says the meetings will inform the public about the standards review process and also get public input that will be passed on to the Social Studies Standards Review Committee.

Eakins says classes that will be created under the legislation are at least a full year away from being implemented. She says people at the meetings will be asked two questions:

- Why is it important for everyone to learn about American Indians?

-What do you want the review committee to know about the cultural heritage, history and contemporary contributions of American Indians as the review the Social Studies Standards?

The meetings will take place from 6-8 p.m. on the following dates:

June 12, Frank B. Wise Building, Main Conference Room, 3 Ethete Road, Fort Washakie

June 13, Central Wyoming College, Intertribal Education Center Room 116, 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton

June 15, Park #6 Administration Office Board Room 2nd Floor, 919 Cody Avenue, Cody

June 22, Sheridan # 2 Administration Office Board Room, 201 North Connor Street, Sheridan

June 29, Laramie #1 Administration Office Board Room, 2810 House Avenue, Cheyenne

People who cannot attend one of the meetings can also comment online through Sept. 8.

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