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Monday, 08 February

01:38

Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett on winning the American Indian Library Association's 2016 Picture Book Award American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)


I asked Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett for a response to the news that their exquisite board book, Little You, had won the 2016 Picture Book Award from the American Indian Library Association.

Richard said:
 "I've always wanted to work with Julie Flett so I'm honoured to receive this high honor with her and our team at Orca Books!"

Julie said:
It's really exciting to hear that Little You is being honored along with the other books listed. Wow, thank you, committee!"

Congratulations to both of you, Richard and Julie! 

Several books by Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett are amongst AICL's Best Books lists, so do click on over there and see what else they've done.

I hope they work together on additional books!

Before hitting the upload button for this post, I want to point readers to another huge plus for Little You. At Orca's blog, I learned that is available in South Slavey, Bush Cree, and Chipewyan:

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Sunday, 07 February

04:55

No place in Ireland for racism and Islamophobia- Lynn Boylan MEP | Sinn F�in Aboriginal News Group Newswire

No place in Ireland for racism and Islamophobia- Lynn Boylan MEP | Sinn F�in: One hundred years ago on this very location the Irish Republic was declared.

A Republic that guaranteed religious and civil liberties, equal rights and equal opportunities.

Today just like then we are taking a stand against oppression, a stand against inequality.

We are standing shoulder to shoulder in solidarity to show that there is NO place in Ireland for racism and Islamophobia.

There is no place in Ireland for HATE.

We are a welcoming nation because we are no strangers to migration.

We too have had our coffin ships, we too have been discriminated as immigrants, just like those who board boats today with no guarantee of survival so too did our ancestors.

And just like those who flee for safety from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are victims of a situation not of their making so too were those who left Irish shores.

02:18

El Salvador: indigenous mark 1932 massacre | World War 4 Report Aboriginal News Group Newswire

El Salvador: indigenous mark 1932 massacre | World War 4 Report: Groups like the Indigenous Unification Movement of Nahuizalco (MUINA) and the Alcald�a del Com�n (City Council of the Majority) of Izalco, which is made up of elected indigenous authorities, joined the country's Human Rights Ombudsman and local officials to organize ceremonies, cultural activities and conferences with survivors and their families. "Many sectors in the country have wanted to deny this event, which represents a serious affront to justice, memory, dignity and reparations to the victims, their families and the indigenous peoples of this country," said Human Rights Ombudsman David Morales.

Many obstacles to justice and equality for El Salvador's indigenous peoples remain, and the legacy of the 1932 massacre has painful reverberations in the present. The right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) political party, for example, continues to inaugurate every electoral campaign in Izalco, celebrating the massacre as a victory over communism.

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Saturday, 06 February

22:54

Tim Tingle, on HOUSE OF PURPLE CEDAR winning American Indian Library Association's 2016 Youth Literature Award in Young Adult Category American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

Yesterday (Feb 6 2016), the American Indian Library Association (AILA) announced the winners of its 2016 Youth Literature Awards. Recipients of the awards will be formally recognized at the American Library Association's Annual Conference this summer, in Orlando, Florida.

The winner in the Young Adult category is House of Purple Cedar, by Choctaw writer, Tim Tingle. I asked him to tell me about the book and his thoughts upon hearing the news. Here, I share his generous and moving response.


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From 1998 to 2013 I worked almost every day on “House of Purple Cedar.” That’s what happens when you’re a 50 year-old man writing in the voice of a 12 year-old girl. Don’t ask me why, I might say something like, “She was the ghost talking to me.” And it might be true. A life changes over 15 years, and many eye-opening events worked their way into the narrative; theft from an old man with dementia, which I witnessed. A major theme throughout the book, alcohol and the accompanying spousal abuse, I saw first-hand growing up.   
In truth, I know and love every character in HOPC. Roberta Jean, the teenage girl with four bratty brothers, is my real-life sister Bobby Jean. Samuel, the quiet son of the preacher, is my brother Danny, who flipped his kayak and drowned a few years before I began...

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