Friday, April 8, 2016

Indian Reading Series: Stories and Legends of the Northwest

140 culturally relevant stories

Written and illustrated by First Nations authors and artists from the US, these short "readers" are a source of traditional stories. (Note: in Canada, the phrase "First Nations" is preferred over the term "Indian".)

"In 1972, the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory received funding from the National Institute of Education for the development of a community-based reading and language arts program especially for Indian children. Twelve Northwest Indian reservations actively participated in the program from its beginning. For the next 11 years, the NWREL Indian Reading & Language Development Program produced 140 culturally relevant stories written by local Indian authors and illustrated by Indian artists."