Nov 03rd, 2022

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize, celebrate and honor Native American, Alaska Native, First Nation and Indigenous peoples.

This month is a special opportunity to show respect and appreciation for the rich cultures, diverse traditions and knowledge, and resilient voices which do not merely reach us through the echoes of history, but are present and alive, enriching and uplifting lives throughout North America and beyond.

Modern and historic abuse and inequities have not silenced these voices, which you can learn more about through some of the library’s collections of print and electronic materials, like the ones below:

 

Nonfiction

fromprincess

From princess to chief : Life with the Waccamaw Siouan indians of North Carolina

 

manteo

Manteo’s world : Native American life in Carolina’s Sound Country before and after the Lost Colony

 

lumbee

The Lumbee Indians : an American struggle

 

braiding

Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants

 

Fiction

firekeeper

Firekeeper’s daughter

 

seed

The seed keeper : a novel

 

there

There there

 

round

The round house

 

North Carolina itself is home to 8 tribes and 4 urban organizations, which you can read about here: https://americanindiancenter.unc.edu/resources/about-nc-native-communities/

You can also participate in Native American Heritage Month with a variety of events happening throughout NC!

Check out UNC’s American Indian Center events here: https://americanindiancenter.unc.edu/initiative/american-indian-heritage-month/

The NC Museum of History in Raleigh will hold a virtual education event November 18th, and an in-person festival on November 19th: https://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/aihc-2022

-Blog post by Allison Cruise, Wanek Center Librarian

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