Our Virtual Pride Club for Teens ages 13-18 continues this month with the theme of Queer Indigenous Representation! There aren’t many queer Indigenous YA books published out there, so we are including some information about the Native tribes local to the Sonoma County area. The lack of representation of Indigenous own voices, and the violence that happens to Indigenous folks today makes it extremely important to learn about and take action to support Indigenous communities.
For more information about the current sovereignty and revitalization efforts of local Native tribes, please see:
- Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians
- Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians
- Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
- Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria
- Koi Nation of Northern California
- Lytton Band of Pomo Indians
Pick out a book from the list below, or choose something else and share it with us. We will be meeting online at 4:00 pm every Tuesday in November. New participants are always welcome! For more information, email email@example.com.
To register for the November Virtual Teen Pride Club, follow the links below:
For a complete list of November Teen Pride Club events.
The author(s) acknowledge(s) that they are descendant(s) not of Native people but of setter-colonialists. We recognize the historical and ongoing violence of settler colonialism, and affirm Indigenous sovereignty. We recognize that our library buildings/facilities are on stolen land. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable to the needs of the Indigenous people of Sonoma County, California, and beyond. The author(s) would welcome comments or corrections from members of Native communities, particularly the Coast Miwok, Kashaya, Southern Pomo, and Wappo tribal nations.
(Hint: click on the book covers to go to the library catalog)
by Darcie Little Badger (she/her)
Y LITTLE BADGER
Love after the End
edited by Joshua Whitehead
Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of the
Peguis First Nation
(available as an ebook only)
Surviving the City, Vol. 2
From the Roots Up
by Tasha Spillett-Sumner
Skin to the Core
by Eric Gansworth
Y 970.004 GANSWORTH