American Indian Resource Library

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Welcome to Seattle Public Schools’ American Indian Resource Library! Our resources focus on Native American and Alaska Native perspectives. Explore our online collections—a compilation of websites, videos, interactive media and other resources for students, families and educators:

American Indian Resource Library Online Catalog: Search our online catalog to discover books and teaching aids for elementary, middle and high school students and adults. To borrow books, including class sets, email our librarian:

Library Address:

American Indian Resource Library 
Meany Middle School Room #46, Mailstop CD-139 
301 – 21st Ave. E.,
Seattle, WA 98112

Destiny Discover Collections(opens in a new window): Discover online resources, books, websites, videos and more compiled by the American Indian Resource Library. Resources are organized into collections focused on a variety of Native American knowledge, including:

  • Educator Resources
  • Native American Heritage Month & Thanksgiving
  • Authors & Storytelling
  • Book Lists & Literature Resources
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • eBooks, Read-Alouds & Activities
  • Food, Health & Nutrition
  • Oral Histories
  • Poetry
  • Black History Month
  • Pride/LGBTQ2 Month
  • Women’s History Month

Seattle Public Schools’ American Indian Studies – Since Time Immemorial webpage: Access Washington State tribal history social studies curriculum, lesson plans and continuous learning resources for teachers, families and students compiled by SPS’s Native American Education Curriculum Specialist.

Get Educated for Indigenous Peoples Day 

October 11, 2021 is Indigenous Peoples Day! 

With Indigenous Peoples Day right around the corner, the AIRL is your one-stop for resources to become educated on historical truths about the oppression and genocide of Indigenous peoples in the Americas. Join us in celebrating Indigenous peoples’ cultures, histories, and resistance with the following books:

Picture of the book cover "A Coyote Columbus Story" by Thomas King.
"How I Became a Ghost" by Tim Tingle book cover

Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation

On October 6, 2021 the Seattle Public School District proclaimed October 11, 2021 as Indigenous Peoples Day!

Text: Indigenous Peoples Day

Check out the Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation.

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Read Native 2021 Reading Challenge

American Indian Library Association (AILA) invites you to participate in its inaugural reading challenge: Read Native 2021! Learn more on AILA’s website.

How to Participate

Read Native Challenge for Kids! Book Bingo Reading Challenge

Native Knowledge Resources

Explore this selection of resources focused on Native American and Alaska Native knowledge curated by SPS Native American Education staff. Our aim is to make it easy for teachers to integrate teaching about contemporary culture and people as well as Washington State tribal history with their lessons all year long.

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I Am Native: A Video Highlighting Native American SPS Students and Leaders 

I Am Native: A Discussion Between Seattle Public Schools Native American Students and Leaders (9:29-minute video) features Superintendent Denise Juneau, Board President Zachary DeWolf, Vice-President Chandra Hampson and students from Nathan Hale High School’s šəqačib program. 

Library Resources

Seattle Public Library

District Resources

Lushootseed translation of "We would like to acknowledge that we are on the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Puget Sound Coast Salish People"