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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November 2, 2022

Native American Heritage

November is Native American Heritage Month! We have reading recommendations, events, and digital resources that can help you celebrate Native American heritage this month and year round.

Displays & Recommended Reading

Come to the library and peruse our displays for all ages for Native American Heritage Month. Our librarians have also curated lists of titles for adults, children & families, and teens that you can view through our online catalog.

Library Events

Vibrant, Resilient, Still Here: Contemporary Native Americans in Illinois
Monday, November 14: 7-8 pm
Menominee Indian Tribe member Pamala Silas explores public perceptions and misconceptions, demographic data, and issues prioritized by the community, and opportunities to engage. Signup required.
Watch event recording

Book Discussion: Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
Thursday, November 17: 7:30-8:30 pm
Drop-in Event
Genre: Science Fiction, Apocalyptic. Participants can grab a copy of the book at the Adult Reference Desk or check out a copy through Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.
More info

Firekeeper’s Daughter Book Discussion
Saturday, November 19: 2-3 pm
Grades 9-12: Come ready to discuss the highly-acclaimed novel by Angeline Boulley, Firekeeper’s Daughter. Signup required.
Sign up

Digital Resources

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eBooks & More: Hoopla offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and movies for all ages that center Native American voices and experiences.

Film: Cinematic representations of Native Americans have historically been problematic as they are not true representations of the cultures and communities. To provide a broader perspective, Kanopy has curated this collection, kanopy.com/category/67095, for Native American Heritage Month.

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