Shapes of Native Nonfiction by Elissa Washuta (Editor); Theresa Warburton (Editor)
Call Number: DEI Collection PS508.I5 S53 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-01
Editors Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton ground this anthology of essays by Native writers in the formal art of basket weaving. Using weaving techniques such as coiling and plaiting as organizing themes, the editors have curated an exciting collection of imaginative, world-making lyric essays by twenty-seven contemporary Native writers from tribal nations across Turtle Island into a well-crafted basket.
From a Native Daughter by Haunani-Kay Trask
Call Number: DEI Collection DU627.8 .T73 1999
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Since its publication in 1993, From a Native Daughter, a provocative, well-reasoned attack against the rampant abuse of Native Hawaiian rights, institutional racism, and gender discrimination, has generated heated debates in Hawai'i and throughout the world. This 1999 revised work published by University of Hawai'i Press includes material that builds on issues and concerns raised in the first edition.
Carry by Toni Jensen
Call Number: New Books Collection E98.W8 J46 2020
Publication Date: 2021-09-21
A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence. In Carry, Jensen maps her personal experience onto the historical, exploring how history is lived in the body and redefining the language we use to speak about violence in America.
The Reclaiming Native Truth project carried out an unprecedented research campaign designed to increase our understanding of the dominant narrative about Native Americans in the United States. The research included literature reviews and environmental scans, focus groups with a variety of populations across the country, countless interviews with a range of audiences, a deep-dive social listening exploration, and more.
The objectives of NNATC are to reach the people, inform them and give them a better understanding of our culture and heritage. Efficiency, determination, and commitment are some of the keywords used to describe the Center in reaching these goals. And from these efforts, the general public stands to gain knowledge and appreciation of the Native People and our many unique characteristics.