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Native American Heritage Month

Join us in a celebration of the rich contributions of our Native American communities, past and present. Visit one of the websites or scroll down to our own collection of books by or about the Native American community.

It is with gratitude and humility that we, as community members and staff of the Milne Public Library, acknowledge that we are learning, speaking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, who are the indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

Williamstown resides on Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican land. Learn the history of the Stockbridge-Musee Community HERE.

For a guide to native lands, visit Native Land Digital HERE. Click the map below to be directed to their world map guide.

Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide.

Visit the National Geographic Education site for grades 3-12 HERE.

The United States celebrates Native American Heritage Month in November during which National Geographic acknowledges the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. This collection celebrates the history, accomplishments, culture, and lives of American Indians. In so doing, we acknowledge the systemic discrimination these communities face in our nation and our collective efforts aim to advance a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable future.

Take a Virtual Fieldtrip: Native American Stories with National Geographic Education HERE.

Visit the website for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian HERE.

The Library of Congress Native American Heritage Month site can be accessed HERE.

Here are just a few of the Children's, Young Adult and General Collection books available at our library.





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