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Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month: Websites, Podcasts, & Media

Interested in learning more about Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month? You have come to the right place.

Websites

The Chicago area is located on ancestral lands of indigenous tribes, such as the Council of the Three Fires--comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations--as well as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations. These tribes had thriving trade networks in the Great Lakes area prior to European contact. Post-European contact, the tribes maintained trade arrangements with both the French and British. Some roadways in Chicago reflect the trade roads followed by these tribes.

Founded in 1944, it is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organizations serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.

Honoring Native American achievements in contemporary society 1860's -Present Day

Source:

Native American LibGuide from The College of the Redwoods, created by Librarian Susan Gehr and used with permission.

Native American Heritage Month LibGuide from the Garrett-Evangelical theological Seminary, created by Librarian Mary-Carol Riehs and used with permission.

Podcasts & Media Sources

Native American Calling

A live call-in program with a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. You can listen on their website or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Indian Country Today

"Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Country Today is the largest news site that covers tribes and Native people throughout the Americas. Our primary focus is delivering news to a national audience via a mobile phone or the web."

Toasted Sister Podcast

Host Andi Murphy (Navajo) writes, "I'm talking to Native chefs and foodies about what Indigenous cuisine is, where it comes from, where it’s headed and how it’s used to connect them and their people to their origins and traditions."

Metis in Space

Hilariously deconstructs the science fiction genre through a decolonial lens. Hosts Molly Swain & Chelsea Vowel review a sci-fi movie or television episode featuring Indigenous Peoples, tropes & themes.

Red Man Laughing

Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe/Metis comedian, writer & actor based out of Treaty #1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Armed with a degree in Theatre & as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s storytelling comedy style is fast paced, loose & irreverent as he explores the good, the bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.

Media Indigena

" Each week, guests from the worlds of activism, arts, academia and beyond join Rick [Harp] for lively, insightful conversation that goes beyond the headlines to get at what matters most to Indigenous peoples."

Podcasts and Media Sources are attributed to Susan Gehr, Librarian at College of the Redwoods and identified on her Native Americans LibGuide.