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PICKS OF THE WEEK: Celebrating Indigenous stories

This week's selections come on the heels of National Indigenous Peoples Day
Picks of the week.

June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day. It takes place on the summer solstice, and it is a special occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

The BWG Library has put together a booklist of Indigenous Reads for Adults and Teens and is grateful for the contributions from Rise Up BWG for titles to include. All books are available from the BWG Library.

Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward. Contributed by Rise Up BWG.

You Are the Medicine: 13 Moons of Indigenous Wisdom, Ancestral Connection, and Animal Spirit Guidance by Asha Frost

Indigenous medicine woman Asha Frost invites readers to learn the healing medicine of the 13 Ojibway moons and the spirit animals that will guide their wisdom journey. Contributed by Rise Up BWG.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

In this book Robin brings together science and Potawatomi Nation wisdom. Contributed by Rise Up BWG.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

A half-Native American science geek and star hockey player places her dreams on hold in the wake of a family tragedy. Contributed by Rise Up BWG.