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Indigenous People's Day Ideas

NEA has put together a GREAT list of ideas for teaching accurately and honestly about the history of Native Americans.


Did you know that Rancho Cordova and Folsom are located on the land of the Nisenan, Miwok, Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla peoples? You can enter your address at this site and find even more detailed information about land that you are on: https://native-land.ca/


Do you have any of these titles in your library?

ELEMENTARY AND PICTURE BOOKS

  • All Around Us by Xelena González

  • Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

  • We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

  • We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorrell

  • Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker’s Story by Joseph Bruchac

  • Powwow Day by Traci Sorrell

  • Contenders: Two Native Baseball Players, One World Series by Traci Sorell

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Ancestors Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith

  • I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day

  • Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young

  • Notable Native People: 50 INDIGENOUS LEADERS, DREAMERS, AND CHANGEMAKERS FROM PAST AND PRESENT by Dr. Adrienne Keene

  • The Rez Detectives by Steven Paul Judd

  • We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Color Protecting the Planet by Mya-Rose Craig

  • Sky Wolf's Call: The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge by Eldon Yellowhorn

  • Native Americans in History by Jimmy Beason

  • Voices of the People by Joseph Bruchac

  • Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Deidre Havrelock & Edward Kay

YOUNG ADULT

  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz

  • Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

  • Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

  • #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (editors)

  • Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry by Joy Harjo

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