Murton McCluskey American Indian Library and Resource Center

  • The Murton McCluskey American Indian Library and Resource Center was established under the Title VI Indian Education Program and is named for the first and former director of Indigenous Education, Murton McCluskey. The collection of materials in the library includes: books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, posters, and maps, teaching aides, bibliographies, reservation newspapers, artifacts and models. Materials are available for in-district student and teacher check-out and for community viewing. This space is an interactive learning environment for our students, faculty, and the community. The Murton McCluskey American Indian Library and Resource Center is located in the Indigenous Education Department at Paris Gibson Education Center.

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  • Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present

    by Adrienne Keene Year Published: 2021

    Celebrate the lives, stories, and contributions of Indigenous artists, activists, scientists, athletes, and other changemakers in this beautifully illustrated collection. From luminaries of the past, like nineteenth-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis-the first Black and Native American female artist to achieve international fame-to contemporary figures like linguist jessie little doe baird, who revived the Wampanoag language, Notable Native People highlights the vital impact Indigenous dreamers and leaders have made on the world.

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    Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

    by Cynthia Leitich Smith Year Published: 2021

    Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

    Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will meet relatives from faraway, mysterious strangers, and sometimes one another (plus one scrappy rez dog).

    They are the heroes of their own stories.

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    Frybread: A Native American Family Story

    by Kevin Noble Maillard Year Published: 2019 Youth Fiction

    Told in a lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American Family, bivrantly illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner Juanna Martinez-Neal. Watch a read-a-loud of this book with author Kevin Maillard.

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