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American Indian Month Resources from the SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room

The SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room contains materials available for check out and cultural items that promote knowledge regarding the unique political, sovereign, cultural, traditional and spiritual values of American Indian Nations. 

A list of items located in the SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room can be found by viewing the in the SPPS Library Catalog by selecting Center for Equity and Culture as the location and Indian Education Program @CASS as the sublocation. We have highlighted some resources that may be of interest to SPPS staff below. Resource are also highlighted weekly on our Facebook ( and Twitter (


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  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (33 copies)
  • Chickadee by Louise Erdrich (31 copies)
  • The Creator's Game: A Story of Baaga'adowe/Lacrosse by Art Coulson (32 copies)
  • Dakota and Ojibwe people in Minnesota by Frances Densmore (26 copies)
  • The Four Hills of Life: Ojibwe Wisdom by Marlene Wisuri and Thomas D. Peacock (16 copies)
  • The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich (31 copies)
  • The Land of the Ojibwe developed by the Ojibwe curriculum committee, American Indian Studies Department, University of Minnesota, and the educational services division, Minnesota Historical Society (33 copies)
  • Makoons by Louise Erdrich (31 copies)
  • Ojibwe Language Curriculum by Eleanor Favell (31 copies)
  • The Porcupine Year by Louise Erdrich (32 copies)
  • Treaty with the Chippewa, 1854: Student Reader (11 copies)
  • Yesterday's Wisdom, Today's Success : A Collection of Great Lessons and Native Wisdom from Our Tribal Nations and Great Native Leaders...and How They Can be Applied Today by James W Anderson (30 copies)

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  • The Medicine Wheel, Stories of a Hoop Dancer by Teddy Anderson
  • This Is What I’ve Been Told, Mii Yi-Gaa-bi-wiindmaagooyaan by Julianna Armstrong
  • Meet Your Family / Gikenim Giniigi’igoog by David Bouchard
  • Plants and Their Uses by the Chippewa Indian People: Teacher Guide by Priscilla Buffalohead
  • Ni-mi-win: A History of Ojibway Dance by Robert DesJarlait
  • Weegwahs: An Ojibwe Story and Activities Using Birch Bark by Paulette Fairbanks
  • Teacher’s Guide for the Seven Teachings Stories by Katya Ferguson
  • The Sharing Circle by Theresa Larsen-Jonasson
  • Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story by Kevin Locke
  • Red Rising Education, Unit 1: Identity by Red Rising Magazin
  • Grandmother and Grandfather Teacher’s Guide by Faith Rogow
  • Medicine Wheel Resource and Activity Book by Sandra Samatte
  • Seven Teachings: Case Scenarios by Sandra Samatte
  • Template and Resource Book for The Seven Teachings by Sandra Samatte

Materials may be checked out by staff and students. Intra-district mail may be used for most Indian Education Program materials (excluding Kits). You may set up an appointment with the Indian Education Program Clerk at 651-293-5191 or to check out materials outside of normal school hours.  Please contact the Indian Education Program Clerk at least one day ahead of when you would like to check out material. Let us know what materials you are interested in ahead of time so that way we can have the items laid out for you to select from.

Additional details regarding the SPPS Indian Education Program Resource Room can be viewed at