Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
UCI Libraries Resources and Materials
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, this guide to UCI Libraries resources spotlights some of the digital collections and research materials available to help the UCI community enrich our understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and history. Films, books, oral histories, research guides, and more are available through the year. (Materials requiring a UCI login are only accessible to faculty, staff, and students with a valid UCInetID.)
- Beatrice Medicine Awards for Scholarship in American Indian Studies: Given yearly for an outstanding essay and an outstanding monograph published in Indigenous studies during the previous calendar year.
- Indigenous Voice Award – Published Prose in English: Established in 2017 to support and nurture the work of Indigenous writers in lands claimed by Canada.
- American Indian Student Association records: Photographs, posters, correspondence, fliers, and additional materials from the American Indian Student Association at UCI.
- North American Indian Thought and Culture: Autobiographies, biographies, publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files from American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Peoples.
- Native American Independent Voices: Open access digital collection of Native American alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals produced during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- Native American Studies Research Guide
- Celebrating One and All: Native Americans Research Guide
- Native American heritage studies film collection on Kanopy (requires UCI login)
- Native American film collection on Kanopy (requires UCI login)
- Native American Heritage Month ebook collection on OverDrive (requires UCI login)
It is important to note that the UCI Libraries acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples. We respectfully honor and recognize the original and current caretakers of this land, water, and air: the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present, and future. Today this meeting place is home to many Indigenous peoples from all over the world, including UCI faculty, students, and staff, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands. For a full land acknowledgement, please visit the UCI Libraries Land Acknowledgement webpage.
DIVERSITY OF UCI LIBRARIES’ COLLECTIONS
UCI Libraries collects materials in all formats to support the university’s research, teaching, and public service mission.
We believe it is crucial that our collections reflect the diversity of our students, faculty, staff, and larger Orange County community. Thus, we are making an effort to collect materials that consider the needs and perspectives of historically under-represented, marginalized, and oppressed groups. For more information, please refer to our Diversity Statement and Plan.
For additional information about UCI Libraries’ efforts to celebrate diversity in its users, staff, collections, and resources, visit the UCI Libraries Diversity webpage.