Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Preserving Our Language, Memory, and Lifeways is a collection of 25 articles about the nature and scope of Indigenous libraries, museums, and archives in the United States. Edited by Loriene Roy, Anjali Bhasin, and Sarah K. Arriaga this resource provides an overview on the state of tribal-controlled libraries and museums in the present day.
The A to Z of the Inuit is a dictionary resource, part of the Scarecrow Press series, The A to Z Guide. In this 198-page guide are more than 450 entries covering the histories and cultures of the circumpolar Indigenous peoples of Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Greenland. The entries briefly cover education, language rights, self-government and self determination, the militarization of their lands and their lives, climate change and pollution, and globalization.
The Native American Mascot Controversy: A Handbook is a collection of 19 essays edited by C Richard King about the historical background and continuing education problems associated with the school team mascot issue. The volume is backed with arguments against the so-called benign practice of educational institutions assigning Native American logos to their sports teams. In addition papers about the psychological toll this practice takes on the Native American students attending the particular institution are included.
The A to Z of Native American Movements is a reference dictionary organized alphabetically and covering important people, places, events, and institutions as well as important social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of North American Indian history. Includes entries such as Jay Silverheels, Tecumseh, Buffy Sainte Marie, Iroquois Confederacy, Handsome Lake, Indian Defense League, Ward Churchill, Wilma Mankiller, repatriation, Red Power Movement, Trail of Broken Treaties, American Indian Movement, and Dennis Banks among others.
The world of contemporary American infants and young children is saturated with inappropriate images of American Indians. American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children reveals and discusses these images and cultural stereotypes through writings like Kathy Kerner's previously unpublished essay on Thanksgiving and an essay by Dr. Cornell Pewewardy on Disney's Pocahontas film. This edition incorporates new writings and recent developments, such as a chronology documenting changes associated with the mascot issue, along with information on USA state legislation.
Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum by father-daughter team, Don Trent Jacobs and Jessica Jacobs-Spencer, offers educators a unique approach to teaching character education from a Native American perspective. Both educators contribute their understanding of universal reciprocity found in Indigenous worldview with the authentic educational goal to produce an effective holistic education in terms of character education.
This book analyzes American Indian characters and themes in young adult literature, outlining plots and evaluating content from a native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers will find essential analytical information about a cross-section of literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. Reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes are also examined, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works.
The pre-1960 history of print culture and libraries, as they relate to the First Peoples of Canada, has gone largely untold. Paper Talk: A History of Libraries, Print Culture, and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada before 1960 by Brendan Edwards explores the relationship between the introduction of western print culture to Aboriginal peoples by missionaries, the development of libraries in the Indian schools in the nineteenth century, and the establishment of community-accessible collections in the twentieth century.