Native American Heritage Month Book Recommendations

As a proud citizen of Cherokee Nation, Native American Heritage Month is one of my favorite times of the year. I love sharing about our tribe and learning about other tribal nations as well. One of my favorite ways to learn is through books (no surprise there!). If you're looking for books to learn about [...]

Book Review: Powwow Day by Traci Sorell

Powwow Day by Traci Sorell follows River as she returns to the powwow grounds after being ill. She isn't yet well enough to dance again, and she sorely misses participating in the traditions she loves. River's story is beautifully told with simple flowing language that makes her narrative easy to follow for little ones while [...]

Book Review: Firekeeper’s Daughter

FireKeeper’s Daughter is officially my new favorite book. I’ve never had an answer before, for anyone asking what my favorite book is, and apparently I have been waiting for this one. There’s a list a mile long of reasons why this novel is so wonderful. The well developed characters, the world so fully made that [...]

Book Review: Notable Native People

Notable Native People is one of those books you want to buy in bulk and hand out to everyone you meet. Dr. Keene not only provides information on who each person is, what they have accomplished, and what they have overcome, but also provides a crucial context that allows non-Native readers to fully understand Native [...]

Learning My Ancestor’s Language Changed My Life

November is Native American Heritage Month Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my Dad, nestled into his green recliner, sharing the few Cherokee words and phrases he knew. The lamp cast a yellow glow over him, and his eyes would land on a random spot as he went back in time in his [...]

Podcast Review: This Land

I've been a fan of podcasts for quite some time, and am always excited to find a good one. It's a way to learn, a form of entertainment while doing boring chores, and a helpful tool to get my kids to be quiet so I can focus on driving (you can find my podcasts recommendations [...]