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Alaska Native Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Resources

Children's Literature

American Indians in Children's Literature Blog
Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books. Dr. Jean Mendoza joined AICL as a co-editor in 2016. Features a yearly list of best books.


Healthy Native Youth
Produced in collaboration by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Social Determinants of Health for Rural People
Learn how income level, educational attainment, race, and where you reside impact health. Find statistics and FAQs on the health inequities that rural residents experience. From Rural Assistance Center.

A Story of Health Multimedia eBook
Explores how our environments interact with our genes to influence health across the lifespan. Described as "brilliant, innovative, and fun to use" by physicians, researchers and advocates, the peer-reviewed, 150-page eBook tells its story through the lives of fictional characters with different health issues. The eBook features the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Free continuing education credits are offered.

We R Native
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. The site contains over 330 health and wellness pages that have been reviewed by Native youth and topical experts. 

Native Archives

Native Archives Special Issue
Volume 6, Issue 1 (2015) of the Journal of Western Archives features Native American issues in Archives.


Encyclopedia Arctica
A 15-volume unpublished reference work (1947-51), “The Encyclopedia Arctica is the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. The project was begun in 1947 under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy and drew on the expertise of governments (especially Canada), learned societies, and scholars from all over the world.” Alaska Native cultures are included in VOLUME 8: ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHEOLOGY: The Pacific Eskimo, Bering Sea and Arctic Coast Eskimos of Alaska, The Aleuts and The Indians (regions, peoples, cultures, archaeology) [Tlingit, Haida, and Eyak].

IK: Other Ways of Knowing
In spring 2015, The Penn State Libraries, in collaboration with The Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) launched a new, electronic, open access, peer reviewed journal.