In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This day recognizes that Native peoples were the first inhabitants of North America and celebrates their history, traditions, and stories.
We acknowledge that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We honor them and thank them for their stewardship of this land.
In a new Multicultural Collection video, Miss Juanta has a land acknowledgement to share, and then her friend Patsy Lucius has wonderful stories and facts to share about her culture, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe of present day Utah and Colorado.
Use your Oak Park library card and PIN to access:
- American Indian History (for adults and teens): Get fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
- PebbleGo Next (for grades 3-5): Explore American Indian history with informational articles featuring engaging multimedia, interactive lessons and games, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.
Explore the Multicultural Collection
Find Native American books and music available for checkout in our Multicultural Collection.
Native American reads suggested by our librarians
Fiction & graphic novels
Nonfiction, biographies & folktales
Board & picture books
More title suggestions for kids
- Own Voices: Native American & First Nation Creators: Board & Picture Books (pdf) »
- Own Voices: Native American & First Nation Creators: Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, Biographies & Traditional Stories (pdf) »
- Want to learn more about these books? See descriptions and suggestions of why you should try these titles »
- Plus, watch videos honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Kanopy »