American Indian Resource Library
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:
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:
Indigenous Peoples Day Proclamation
On October 6, 2021 the Seattle Public School District proclaimed October 11, 2021 as Indigenous Peoples Day!
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 each of the suggested categories and write the title of your choice on the line next to the entry.
- Read challenge entries in any order you choose.
- Take a picture of your completed book list and send it along with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win prize packages.
- View instructions (PDF).
Read Native Challenge for Kids! Book Bingo Reading Challenge
- View the Book Bingo game board for kids.
Native Knowledge Resources
Explore this selection of resources focused on Native American and Alaska Native knowledge curated by Seattle Public Schools 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.
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 Catalog
- Online Resource Collections (Destiny Discover)
- Free eBooks, Audio Books & Graphic Novels
- Social Justice/BLM Books
- SPS Online Student Resources
- SPS Library Catalog
- SPS Library Newsletter
- Request for Reconsideration Form
- Intellectual Freedom Policy
Seattle Public Library
- American Indian Studies: STI—Washington State Tribal History Curriculum
- Native American Education Program
- SPS TV YouTube: Tribal History Lessons
- Schoology – Staff Login (join “American Indian Studies: Since Time Immemorial” Course)
- Technology Support for Families
- Native Knowledge Resources