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We Should Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day - NOT Columbus Day - Here's Your Go-To Resources

From my own research, recommendations by native authors, and indigenous culture experts, librarians.
We should be celebrating Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus Day. At the very least, let's introduce kids and young adults to a more complete view of history, respecting native and indigenous cultures and contributions. List includes nonfiction books to add to library collections, novels by native authors, creation stories, other expert lists, and articles on celebrating America's Indigenous Peoples, not Columbus. As recommended by librarians, teachers, experts with understanding of native history.
If you want one go-to resource, please see professor/researcher/Native American (Nambe Owingeh) Debbie Reese's fabulous site: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/

The History Behind the Movement to Replace Columbus Day

Though the first Indigenous Peoples’ Day was celebrated in the early 1990s, the idea took shape many years earlier. Here's how it began.

Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Some cities and states are celebrating Indigenous Peoples instead of Columbus.
"Indigenous Peoples’ Day can’t fully address the erasure of Native American history from public education on its own. But it can help bring a focus to this history in schools, where many history textbooks leave out Native Americans or sanitize white colonizer’s treatment of them. "

Indigenous Peoples Day

The Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to fully understand the legacy of Christopher Columbus, just as it calls us to respect and learn from indigenous peoples and support their struggles for social justice and religious freedom. Join Unitarian Universalists across the United States in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day.

Indigenous Peoples Day: A Handbook for Activists & Documentary History Paperback – March 31, 2017

Indigenous Peoples Day: A Handbook for Activists & Documentary History [John Curl] on Amazon.com. FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In 1992 Berkeley, California became the first city in the world to officially celebrate October 12 as Indigenous Peoples Day. This book is for people everywhere who want to know more about Indigenous Peoples Day

Reconsider Columbus Day

Teachers have the power to change the practice of celebrating Columbus
to a practice of celebrating indigenous peoples’ presence, endurance and
accomplishments. This blogger suggests how to do just that.

9 Teaching Resources That Tell the Truth About Columbus

Finding good teaching materials for Columbus Day is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Here are 9 starting points for teachers.

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Designed to help readers develop a critical eye about representations of American Indians in children's and young adult books

American Indian Youth Literature Award

The American Indian Library Association is a membership action group that works to improve library and information services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Top 100 books by Indigenous Masters

Everyone loves a good list but finding lists that reflect the intelligence of experts in a given field can sometimes be tricky.  Consider, if you will, books about American Indians for the kiddos.  I can’t tell you how many summer reading lists I see every year that have The Indian in the Cupboard, The Matchlock Gun, or even Rifles for Watie on them.  Just once it would be nice to see a Top 100 list of books that could serve as guidelines for folks searching for good books about indigenous peoples.

108 Indigenous writers to read, as recommended by you | CBC Books

Who are your favourite Indigenous authors? We put this question forward on social media, and you came back with an extensive, compelling list.

An Inclusive Summer Reading List for Kids/Young Adults!

An Inclusive Summer Reading List for Kids/Young Adults!

LibGuides: American Indian Resource Center: Home

Welcome to the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) Research Guide. Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of this guide.
[For librarians and teachers, definitely check out their Native American READ posters, many translated into variety of Native languages http://guides.tulsalibrary.org/c.php?g=695443&p=4931013 ]

2017 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Conference of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Home Page | National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian - NMAI is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life.

Welcome to NCAI

The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

#StandingRockSyllabus

Contents: Preface Key Terms Oceti Sakwoin Oyate Territory and Treaty Boundaries 1851-present Timeline of United States settler colonialism Readings by Theme and Topic Suggested Citation: NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective. 2016. “#StandingRockSyllabus.” https://nycstandswithstandingrock.wordpress.com/standingrocksyllabus/.   Download: PDF version of the #StandingRockSyllabus including all readings (80MB) PDF version of the #StandingRockSyllabus without readings (<1MB)   Preface…

Birchbark Books Online Shop

Our online shop features the web's premiere selection of Native American books. All books by Louise Erdrich are signed by the author. Distributor for Wiigwaas Press, publisher of award-winning books in Ojibwe.

All the Real Indians Died Off- and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans - via UUA bookstore

All the Real Indians Died Off" and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans critically deconstructs persistent myths about American Indians that have taken hold in the United States. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. With growing support for movements such as the campaign to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples' Day and the Dakota Access Pipeline protest led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is an essential resource providing historical threads that are crucial for understanding the present. In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military. Shockingly, as the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: "The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them." Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States is a 2015 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.

Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491

Get this from a library! Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491. [Charles C Mann; Rebecca Stefoff; Downtown Bookworks Inc.] -- This study of Native American societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling 1491. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and ...

The Americas Before the Mayflower

As children, most of what we learned about the Native American population of the Americas was based on what colonists and conquerors…

Deer Woman: A Vignette (DIGITAL)

Please note: this comic contains mature themes and content. Based on the true stories of Indigenous women throughout the world, Deer Woman: A Vignette, is a pow

Indigenous Comic News: Indigenous Narratives Collectives & Native Realities Press Release Captain Paiute and Deer Woman

Indigenous Comic News: Indigenous Narratives Collectives & Native Realities Press Release Captain Paiute and Deer Woman

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