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American Indian Library Association Identifies Books of Excellence About American Indians and American Indian Issues

February 2, 2012

Although this blog typically focuses on digital media, this article is a good place to start if you’re interested in finding books to use for teaching about American Indians or American Indian issues. Books, in my opinion–whether using them in digital or hard-copy format–are the foundation of education and provide an excellent spring-board for student inquiry using a variety of media formats.

During my years as the Education Director for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, I can’t tell you how many e-mails and phone calls I received from teachers asking for curriculum, books or other teaching resources that provided accurate and appropriate information about American Indians. I will continue to add links to appropriate American Indian resources and urge teachers to research their choices carefully since many books out there are NOT appropriate and simply spread misinformation or provide support for racial stereotypes.

I am working on a page in this blog, that will be dedicated to providing links to American Indian resources. Check back soon to see what I’ve found.

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