National Native American Heritage Month
The Mercer University Libraries celebrates National Native American Heritage Month on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff who are a part of this resilient and diverse community. During November, check out the following films, books, and web resources.
These dramas and documentaries spotlight the lives and stories in the Native American community. They are available in Kanopy.
- Our Story: The Indigenous Led Fight to Protect Greater Chaco
- The Redfern Story: Fighting for Indigenous Rights through Theater
- Five Short Films from the National Indigenous Documentary Fund
- By Blood: Native American Men Fight for Cherokee Citizenship
- Guie’dani’s Navel
- Samie Blood: Sameblod
- Destination Arnold
Browse a few of these fiction and non-fiction books available through the library.
- The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
- A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
- Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
- Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline
- Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
- Runaway Dreams: Poems by Richard Wagamese
Here is a list of organizations to learn more about indigenous peoples and their culture during Native American Heritage Month.