Today is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Today we honor the contributions of the world's indigenous peoples—the descendants of a given region's original inhabitants—and the cultural heritage with which they continue to identify.
One way we do this is through the perspective of indigenous peoples themselves. As an example, the Library offers Stories by and About Indigenous Peoples, great books featuring Native American characters and authors, as a way to engage with authentic representations of the indigenous cultures of the United States. For for additional resources, you can also try American Indians in Children's Literature or School Library Journal's Top 100 Books by Indigenous Masters.