Illustrator Michaela Goade Becomes First Native American To Win Caldecott Medal
Goade won the prestigious award for her work on “We Are Water Protectors,” a celebration of nature and condemnation of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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On January 12, 2021, Jack Healy at The New York Times reported on the devastating toll that the Coronavirus has taken on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Indigenous nations in the U.S.
The catastrophic loss of elders at Standing Rock will have a profound impact on our youth, as the pandemic continues to sever the younger generations’ relationship to their own culture – the language, wisdom, and Lakota/Dakota traditions that are typically passed down from the elders.