tag: books

Wilma Mankiller Quarter
Wilma Mankiller’s image on the U.S. quarter is the latest recognition for the pioneering Cherokee Nation leader.
Dark Winds
AMC’s new television series, Dark Winds, is a thriller set in the 1970s on the Navajo Nation.
Greg Sarris
In his new memoir, Greg Sarris gives voice to all Indigenous people’s connection to land and culture as he recounts his own personal journey.
Esther Stutzman and Aiyanna Brown
The recent publication of a four-volume dictionary and an effort to build an expansive digital archive have brought renewed attention to the Kalapuya language.
Spiro Mounds
Great cities abounded in ancient Native America, including the Spiro Mounds in eastern Oklahoma.
Gabe Galanda
The dehumanization threatens tribal national existence; without the People, there are no nations.
Uranium on Navajo Nation
On July 16, 1979, a dam broke at a uranium mine, releasing 1,100 tons of radioactive waste and pouring 94 million gallons of contaminated water onto the Navajo Nation.
Michelle Latimer
What we are facing has been, and continues to be, a settler colonial crisis, which under its current guise, seeks to replace us.
navajonation
“The Diné Reader: An Anthology of Navajo Literature” brings together many voices to speak about the life and culture of the Diné Nation.
Leo Killsback
Leo Killsback, associate professor at Montana State University, has won the Western History Association’s 2021 Donald Fixico Book Award for his two-volume history of the Cheyenne Nation.
Joanne Shenandoah
She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.
Gaa-Pi-Izhiwebak
The Aanjibimaadizing, a program of the Mille Lacs Band, is committed to keeping Indigenous language thriving.
Tim Giago
From Sean Sherman aka The Sioux Chef to poet laureate Joy Harjo, here are ways you can observe Native American Heritage Month.
Paulette Steeves
One Indigenous author is challenging common notions of when the Indigenous story began in the Western Hemisphere.
Owamni - By The Sioux Chef
Learn about The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman’s new restaurant and more in the debut of The Menu, a new food program on Native America Calling.
wahanipuzles
September’s Book of the Month is a creative effort that showcases work by Native artists and stimulates the brain, providing entertainment in the process.
Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo, the first Native woman to serve as the nation’s poet laureate, has begun her historic third term — an honor previously bestowed only once.
Albuquerque Indian School
Indian boarding schools had a dramatic impact upon the lives of thousands of Native children.
Angeline Boulley
Native America Calling welcomes Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians author Angeline Boulley to discuss her novel “Firekeeper’s Daughter.”
Healer of the Water Monster
Navajo writer Brian Young’s debut novel “Healer of the Water Monster” features the story of Nathan who makes a trip to his grandmother’s place.
Sharice's Big Voice
Rep. Sharice Davids ( D-Kansas), a citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, took time from her busy schedule in Congress to write a children’s book.
nativeamericacalling nac
Two Native Americans took home Pulitzer Prizes this year and a third was a finalist.
Clayton Thomas-Muller
Clayton Thomas-Muller is sharing his life story in his new book “Life in the City of Dirty Water.”
katherinegottlieb
Resilience and strong faith are two of the cornerstones supporting Katherine Gottlieb’s dynamic memoir.
wearewaterprotectorsbook
“I really wanted to make Standing Rock water protectors and water protectors around the world proud,” Native illustrator Michaela Goade said of her award-winning work.
kimberlyblaeser
White Earth Ojibwe poet Kimberly Blaeser is helping celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing her book “Copper Yearning.”
leannebetasamosakesimpson
Get ready to expand how you take in story with Native America Calling’s March Book of the Month author Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
annettesaunookeclapsaddle
In “Even As We Breathe” by Cherokee author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, cultures of fictional characters collide in the time of World War II.
wearewaterprotectors
A book inspired by the movement at Standing Rock is educating young people around the world about Native rights.
nativeamericacalling nac
The number of Native-owned bookstores remains small, but it’s growing.
nativeamericacalling nac
A biography of Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flannagan (White Earth Ojibwe), rez dogs and protecting sacred water are all topics of books that made American Indians in Children’s Literature best of 2020 list.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will visit with Best Beginnings Alaska to learn more about their efforts to include Native people in children’s literature.
national native american veterans memorial
We all know that Native Americans have served in the U.S. military at the highest rate per capita for any ethnicity.
“The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage” by Gerry Robinson continues to earn accolades.
nativeamericacalling nac
“Too Strong To Be Broken: The Life of Edward J. Driving Hawk” is a collaboration between siblings from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
nativeamericacalling nac
Native America Calling will be talking to Native writers about their craft and how to get those first words on paper.
nativeamericacalling nac
In “The Ghost Road: Anishnaabe Responses to Indian Hating,” author and professor Matthew Fletcher shows how the law has harmed Native people and shaped the policies that govern them.
warriorscircleofhonor
The National Museum of the American Indian will open the new National Native American Veterans Memorial on November 11, 2020.
elizabethcooklynn
Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?
mmiw
Despite all of the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.