View NIWRC’s list of recommended books and publications authored by Indigenous women.
The Orange Shirt Story for Ages 7 and up Phyllis’s Orange Shirt for Ages 4-6 By Phyllis Webstad The Sharing Circle for All Ages The Circle of Caring and Sharing for Ages 4-6 By Theresa “Corky” Larsen-Jonasson Raven’s Feast for Ages 7 and up Gifts from Raven for Ages 4-6 By Kung Jaadee The Brave for middle-grades By James Bird Black Sun for teens and up By Rebecca Roanhorse The Mighty Muskrat Mystery Series for Ages 9-12 By Michael Hutchinson Trudy’s Rock Story for All Ages Trudy’s Healing Stone for Ages 4-6 By Trudy Spiller It’s a Mitig!
Despite significant achievement in his early career, Billy-Ray Belcourt says he’s still growing as a writer
The early rise of Billy-Ray Belcourt as a writer of considerable note is nothing short of exceptional. He packed in a list of accomplishments for his first pair of books that most authors only hope for in a lifetime.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
We’re just a few weeks away from the presidential inauguration and an historic milestone. If confirmed, Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico will be the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history. She’s been selected to lead the Department of the Interior. That’s the agency that oversees the country’s natural resources, national parks and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. So in honor of this historic moment and to start the new year off right, we thought it would be a good chance to learn more about the native nations experience.
And for that, we’ve called Aaron Carapella. He’s the creator of Tribal Nations Maps. That’s a site dedicated to mapping the lands that Native Americans lived on prior to European settlement. And he’s recently launched a section of the site to highlight children’s books focused on characters and stories rooted in the Native American experience. And he’s with us now.