Come along on a photographic journey through America's native nations as seen through the eyes of children. CHILDREN OF NATIVE AMERICA TODAY invites readers to explore Native nations, focusing on the children who live, learn, and play in tribal communities throughout the United States. These children celebrate a proud heritage, a rich culture, and a close-knit society. They participate in cultural activities such as totem pole carving, storytelling, and dancing at a powwow, as well as enjoying video games, going to school, and other contemporary pastimes. A map listing the geography of the many nations and culture groups, and resources for further investigation, are included. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these books is donated to invative programs benefiting children around the world.
Yvonne Wakim Dennis is the author of several award-winning books, curriculum materials, and websites. Yvonne's writing celebrates a multicultural world. She lives in New York City with her husband, Roger. Arlene B. Hirschfelder is an educator in tobacco history and an authority and public speaker on youth involvement in tobacco control activities over the past one hundred years. She is also a widely recognized scholar on contemporary Native American issues, has published over a dozen books in the field, and has worked as a freelance editor and author of curricular materials about Native American ceremonial tobacco use and tobacco abuse for the National Cancer Institute project reducing Cancer Risks Among Native American Youth. She currently resides in New Jersey.