September 27-October , 2021
This StoryWalk was made possible by the Maynard Anti-Racism Alliance (MARA)!
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
We Are Water Protectors was inspired by the Standing Rock Protests in 2016 as well as Indigenous peoples' history of conservation and preservation of natural resources.
To further support that effort, there is an activity kit available through the book's publisher, MacMillan. There is also further information about the author, Carole Lindstrom, and the illustrator, Michaela Goade, as well as excerpts from reviews of We Are Water Protectors.
Monday October 11 is Indigenous Peoples Day, which celebrates and honors both the history and the present of Native Americans and their culture.
On Saturday October 9, 2021, MARA will be hosting a celebration in Memorial Park. Click here for details.
For more information about Indigenous Peoples Day, visit the resources below.
Zotigh, Dennis W., and Renee Gokey. “Rethinking How We Celebrate American
History—Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Oct. 2020,
Lannan, Katie. "Beacon Hill Push for Indigenous People's Day Gets Support from
Italian-American Groups." WBUR News. September 28, 2021,
National Museum of the American Indian. Native knowledge 360°. "Unlearning
Columbus Day Myths: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day".