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Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Books and More

With Thanksgiving coming up, it's a great time to think about our collections and programs and how they may (or may not!) portray inaccurate stereotypes of First Nation people, or appropriate cultural practices inappropriately (for lack of a better word). 

Sarah Cournoyer over at the YSS Blog recently posted some great resources for thinking about your library's Thanksgiving collections.  While you  may not choose to remove items from your collection, you will certainly want to think twice before giving certain items the prominence of a Thanksgiving display.

If you are looking for some great resources that are related to Wisconsin's First Nations, take a look at a resource newly created by DPI and other partners to help schools fulfill their mandate of teaching about the history, culture, and sovereignty of the state's American Indian Nations. This site will be helpful for informing ourselves and for sharing with students, homeschooling families, and teachers.

Wisconsin First Nations: American Indian Studies in Wisconsin