Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Loriene Roy

It's Native Peoples week at!

Loriene Roy is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, as well as the current president of the American Library Association. Hoping to increase literacy among indigenous children, she has started and overseen a number of educational initiatives, including the national book reading club "If I can read, I can do anything."

You can watch part of the of a celebration in her honor which took place at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. The video clip shows a native Honor Dance and a short speech given by Loriene.

You can check out Loriene's blog here. Also be sure to check out the Spotlight hub at this week to read writing that has been submitted by other girls about Native cultures.

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