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Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambé Pueblo, a federally recognized sovereign tribal nation in northern New Mexico. A former school teacher and assistant professor in American Indian Studies, her blog, American Indians in Children's Literature, is widely read by educators and writers in the U.S. and Canada.
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Josie Dances
Denise Lajimodiere - May 04, 2021
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Josie dreams of dancing at next summer's powwow. But first she needs many special things: a dress, a shawl, a cape, leggings, moccasins, and, perhaps most important of all, her spirit name. To gather all these essential pieces, she calls on her mom, her aunty, her kookum, and Grandma Greatwalker. They have the skills to prepare Josie for her powwow...
Debbie Reese
May 04, 2021
Highly recommended: JOSIE DANCES. Written by Denise Lajimodiere; illustrated by Angela Erdrich. It is another terrific book from @MNHSPress.      source
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(Skin to the Core)
Eric Gansworth - Oct 06, 2020
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How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."Eric Gansworth is ...
Debbie Reese
Feb 18, 2021
Definitely go to this panel and hear from Gansworth! Get his book. APPLE: SKIN TO THE CORE is excellent.      source
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We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom - Mar 17, 2020
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Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption--a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.Water is the first medicine.It affects and connects us all . . .Whe...
Debbie Reese
Jan 25, 2021
Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade--Two Tribally Enrolled Women--Made History Today for their book, WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS.      source
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El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello (Spanish and English Edition)
Monica Brown - Aug 18, 2020
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A bilingual picture book biography of Peruvian archaeologist and national icon Julio C. Tello, who unearthed Peru's ancient cultures and fostered pride in the country's Indigenous history. Growing up in the late 1800s, Julio Tello, an Indigenous boy, spent time exploring the caves and burial grounds in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes. Nothing s...
Debbie Reese
Jan 25, 2021
@monicabrownbks @elisachavarri I like that book a lot! Happy to see recognition for it and you.      source
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Original Local
Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest
Heid E. Erdrich - Nov 01, 2013
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Local foods have garnered much attention in recent years, but the concept is hardly new: indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature’s gifts. Their menus were truly the “original local,” celebrated here in sixty home-tested recipes paired with profiles of tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs. A chapter on wild rice mak...
Debbie Reese
Jul 20, 2020
@triciaebarvia @sarahjteacher @pernilleripp @SchleiderJustin I like this book, a lot! ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOODS, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST, by Heid E. Erdrich      source
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The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline - Sep 01, 2017
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In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's Indigenous people, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow, and dreams, means death for the unwillin...
Debbie Reese
Jul 17, 2020
@TchKimPossible @triciaebarvia It is a very good book!      source
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Indian No More
Charlene Willing McManis - Dec 10, 2019
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Regina Petit's family has always been Umpqua, and living on the Grand Ronde reservation is all ten-year-old Regina has ever known. Her biggest worry is that Sasquatch may actually exist out in the forest. But when the federal government signs a bill into law that says Regina's tribe no longer exists, Regina becomes "Indian no more" overnight--even ...
Debbie Reese
Jun 28, 2019
1) I've never read a book like INDIAN NO MORE. Written by Charlene Willing McManis, the book cover also has "with Traci Sorell" on it:      source