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Indigenous People’s Heritage Month

November is Indigenous People’s Heritage Month, which aims to honor the culture and traditions as well as the long and powerful history of the first inhabitants of the United States. It’s a celebration of the diversity and resilience of Indigenous nations and people. Denver, Colorado is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapaho people. There are forty-eight contemporary tribal nations with historical ties to the lands that make up the state of Colorado.

Books

Book Explorers has books, activities and discussion topics to celebrate Indigenous People's Heritage Month. Discover these resources, available in both English and Spanish

Children’s Books by Indigenous Authors 
Discover books in our collection written by Indigenous authors with stories centered around food, family, personal discovery and more. 
 
Book Explorers- Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle 
Explore this picture book and related resources, including discussions and videos from our librarians. 
 

 

Resources

American Indians in Children's Literature
Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books
 
National Museum for the American Indian
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
 
Native Land Digital 
What nations and communities have ties to the land where you live? Learn more about the Indigenous people who have ancestral ties to the land on which you live.