In 2017, the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees approved a proclamation declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This day recognizes that Native peoples were the first inhabitants of North America and celebrates their history, traditions, and stories.
We acknowledge that Oak Park is situated on the ancestral land of the Bodewamiadkiwen (Potawatomi), Myaamia (Miami), Oceti Sakowin, Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peoria. We honor them and thank them for their stewardship of this land.
Your public library is open for regular hours on Monday, October 11, here to connect you with books, videos, online resources, and learning experiences that celebrate Native peoples all year long.
On this page, you can:
- Watch a Multicultural video and explore the Multicultural Collection.
- Browse suggested books for adults, teens, and kids, all hand-selected by our librarians.
- Log in with your Oak Park card and PIN to use online resources for self-paced learning from anywhere.
Watch a video, explore the Multicultural Collection
In this Multicultural Collection video, Miss Juanta has a land acknowledgment to share, and her friend Patsy Lucius has wonderful stories and facts to share about her culture, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe of present-day Utah and Colorado.
Find Native American books and music available for checkout in our Multicultural Collection.
Try these titles suggested by Oak Park librarians
Discover online resources
Use your Oak Park library card and PIN to access:
- American Indian History (for adults and teens): Get fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.
- PebbleGo Next (for grades 3-5): Explore American Indian history with informational articles featuring engaging multimedia, interactive lessons and games, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.