tag: books

Avatar The Way of Water
The creators of the new Avatar sequel continue what they see as a science fiction account of colonialism and Indigenous resistance. But it’s getting plenty of push-back from Native audiences.
"We Are All Related - Mitakuye Owasin" by Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre
A growing number of Native writers are turning to self-publishing — and there’s a number of supportive organizations and independent publishers that can help.
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Crimes involving Native people and renewed scrutiny of past boarding school practices highlight the importance of Native forensic professionals.
Forever Cousins and Look Grandma
A number of new Native children’s books make great bedtime stories, especially for those hungry little book worms.
National Native American Veterans Memorial
This Veterans Day, officials are formally dedicating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
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Friday on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce hears from Native authors and poets as they discuss works on the Native Bookshelf.
South Fort George School in British Columbia
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.
Alan Parker
Alan Parker, a citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, had a profound impact on law and policy in Indian Country.
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There’s a new surge of efforts to ban books by Native authors and other works that challenge colonial conventional wisdom.
Tim Giago
The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.
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.
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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.
Native America Calling NAC
The number of Native-owned bookstores remains small, but it’s growing.