Native traditions offer valuable disaster prep advice

I heard this story on NPR a few days ago and it made me think of how libraries could have several big wins with this.  One, making connections with native american stories and storytellers could be a great way for non-native americans to enrich their understanding of their community and to start building relationships between native and non-native communities.  Two, as Crawford in this story points out, backing up advice with a story brings a point home that much more clearly.  Imagine a storytime where you teach kids disaster preparedness by telling them a story where the characters react to the disaster.

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples today, Thursday September 13, by a vote of 143 in favour, 4 against and 11 abstensions.

4 against: U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia – all English speaking countries.

And this is what Indians and Non-Indians think of each other, according to this qualitative report.