Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!
Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead of relevant and ongoing. This companion book to the award-winning We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga offers readers everything they never learned in school about Native American people's past, present, and future. Precise, lyrical writing presents topics including: forced assimilation (such as boarding schools), land allotment and Native tribal reorganization, termination (the US government not recognizing tribes as nations), Native urban relocation (from reservations), self-determination (tribal self-empowerment), Native civil rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), religious freedom, economic development (including casino development), Native language revival efforts, cultural persistence, and nationhood.
- Publisher: Charlesbridge (April 20, 2021)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- ISBN-10: 1623541921
- ISBN-13: 9781623541927
- Reading Age: 7 - 10 years
- Grade Level: 2 - 5
- Item Weight: 1.22 pounds
- Dimensions: 9.88 x 0.45 x 10.81 inches