November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.
Currently in the Library, there is a display honoring and acknowledging the Native Americans. There are books dealing with the trials and tribulations of their history, different tribal cultures, current political issues and concerns, art, and Navajo code talkers. There is fiction by Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, and Craig Lesley, the beautiful, poignant poetry of Joy Harjo and Leslie Marmon Silko. and several documentaries and movies, too.
Want to learn more?
Visit the Indian County Today website to learn five ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
The First Nations Development Institute has a recommended reading list with a wide range of topics: History/Politics, Popular History, Imagery, Education and many more.
The PBS website is celebrating the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories and resources from Public Television.
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Contributed by staff librarian Michelle Sadamori.
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