Native American Heritage

November marks National American Indian Heritage Month. During the month of November, join GPL in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans by attending special programs and reading books about or written by Native Americans.

Land Acknowledgement

The Glenview Public Library is located on land that has been primarily inhabited by the Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Sac and Fox nations. Other nations also consider this their traditional homeland, including the Kickapoo, Peoria, Myamia, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. This region has a long history as a trading center and migration route and was important for many different Native peoples. As a civic institution whose core values include inclusion and perpetual learning, we acknowledge their heritage and contributions, and we encourage everyone to learn more about the histories and cultures of all the Indigenous peoples who have called and continue to call this land home.


Recommendations

Pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native American by reading books about or written by Native Americans.

Pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native American by reading books about or written by Native Americans.

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Browse Hoopla's collection of eBooks and music for Native American Heritage Month

Browse Hoopla’s collection of eBooks and music for Native American Heritage Month.

Browse eBooks & Movies


Native American Films on Kanopy

Celebrate the rich history of America’s first people with these narrative and documentary films that pay tribute to the past and make clear connections to the present.

Browse movies on Kanopy


Programs

Indigenous Glenview: The History of American Indian Tribes in the North Shore

Thursday, November 3, 7-8 PM • Via Zoom or Community Room West

Uncover the story of indigenous populations in Glenview. Learn about the major tribes and how they influenced the history of our region.

Their Stories, Their Words: Native American Storytime (all ages w/adult)

Saturday, November 19, 10-11 AM • Youth Program Room

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a storytime full of words and songs written by indigenous people. Drop in.

No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media

Saturday, November 19, 2-3:30 PM • Via Zoom or Community Room

“Are you watching closely?” In this loosely structured three-part magic act, Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer, and media educator Ernest Whiteman III discusses the many representations of Native Americans in media and how these representations inform audiences’ perceptions of Native peoples and issues.