Native Stories, Native Peoples: Opportunities for Library Engagement
This webinar will highlight opportunities for library communities to foster understanding and support of Indigenous peoples, past and present.
The history and current experiences of Indigenous peoples and Tribal Nations are complex, rich and diverse. Libraries can play an important role in counteracting damaging myths and narratives about Native peoples, as well as exploring contemporary struggles and joys. This webinar will highlight opportunities for libraries to connect their communities to accurate and respectful information, fostering understanding and support of Indigenous peoples past and present. Resources for learning about treaties, Tribal Nations and lands, as well as insights into the experiences of Native communities today will also be shared. With a better understanding of these distinctive histories and cultures, library staff can promote learning and knowledge, support engagement with Native issues and peoples, and better serve all individuals in their community.
Presented by: Naomi Bishop, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Arizona’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and Akimel O’odham (Pima) from the Gila River Indian Community