Indian Affairs Committee Resources

Land Acknowledgement brochure


Resources on Native Americans in NYYM area



Akwesasne Cultural Center, Hogansburg, NY 


Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY


Ganondagan State Historic Site/Seneca Arts and Culture Center, Victor, NY 


Garvies Point Museum and Preserve


Iroquois Indian Museum, Howe’s Cave, NY 


National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, NY 


New York State Museum, Albany, NY


Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, NY


Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca, NY 


Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, Southampton, NY  


Six Nations Indian Museum, Onchiota, NY 


Ska*nonh- Great Law of Peace Center, Liverpool, NY

Southold Indian Museum


Suffolk County Historical Society Museum




Redhawk Council


Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples


Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation




On This Site: Indigenous Long Island ( Interactive map of original peoples of any area. Includes information on Land Acknowledgements and how to do them. ( – national resource center for information related to Quakers seeking right relationship (  American Indian Library Association – critiques of children’s literature ( – source for purchasing bias-free teaching and educational resources related to Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and Aboriginal studies.




Native America Calling (

All My Relations (

Let’s Talk Native with John Kane (



  1. 500 Years of Lies by David Patterson
  2. 1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann
  3. 1493, Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles Mann
  4. A Friend Among the Senecas: The Quaker Mission to Cornplanter's People by David Swatzler
  5. A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison by James Seaver. Published originally in 1824 as the White Woman of the Genesee
  6. And Grandma Said... Iroquois Teachings as passed down through the oral tradition by Tom Porter
  7. An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  8. Basic Call to Consciousness edited by Akwesasne Notes
  9. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  10. Chainbreaker’s War The account of a Seneca Chief of his experiences in the Revolutionary War
  11. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen detailed account of the AIM movement
  12. Iroquois Creation Story: John Arthur Gibson and J.N.B. Hewitt's Myth of the Earth Grasper by John C. Mohawk
  13. Kanatsiohareke: Traditional Mohawk Indians Return to Their Ancestral Homeland by Tom Porter
  14.  Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Powerful non-fiction account of the murders of many “rich” Osage Indians in a conspiracy implicating their “guardians”.
  15. Mary Jemison: White Woman of the Seneca by Rayna M. Gangi  The book has been approved by the Seneca Nation.
  16. Native New Yorkers by Evan T. Pritchard Native History of NYC and environs
  17. Other Council Fires Were Here Before Ours by Jamie Sams and Twylah Nitsch
  18. Our History is the Future by Nick Estes.
  19. Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years by Ed Bill Bigelow
  20. Sacred Instructions by Sherri Mitchell (Penobscot)
  21. Sisters in Spirit by Sally Roesch Wagner
  22. The Dancing Healers: A Doctor's Journey of Healing with Native Americans by Carl A. Hammerschlag, M.D.
  23. Thanksgiving Address, Greetings to the Natural World Haudenosaunee
  24. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer
  25. The Son of a Trickster series by Eden Robinson (fiction, and fun)
  26. The White Roots of Peace by Paul A. W. Wallace
  27. Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader Edited by Jose Barrero
  28. To Become a Human Being by Steve Wall
  29. Treaty of Canandaigua Editors: G Peter Jemison & Anna M. Schein A series of essays on the Treaty of Canandaigua
  30. Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis.


Childrens Books

  1.  All Our Relatives: Traditional Native American Thoughts about Nature by Paul Goble
  2. Giving Thanks A Native American Good Morning Message by Jake Swamp (elementary)
  3. Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson (older elementary)
  4. Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois by Joanne Shenandoah & Doug George illustrated by John Fadden and Dave Fadden
  5. Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk (infants to toddlers)
  6. The Boy who Lived with Bears and other Iroquois stories by Joseph Bruchac illustrated by Murv Jacob
  7. The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie Paola (elementary)
  8. Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back by Joseph Bruchac & Jonathan London illustrated by Thomas Lock


Critiques of Children’s books by Native American Organizations

American Indians in Children’s literature: the American Indian Library Association


Children’s shows

Molly from Denali



  1. “Dawnland” 
  2. “Two Rivers”
  3. “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,”
  4. “Lake of Betrayal: The story of the Kinzua Dam”


On CD [or Blue Ray]

Iroquois Creation Story- short film


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