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Influential Indigenous Leaders Highlighted in Collaboration with American Indian Resource Center

In collaboration with the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) at the University of Utah, the Book Arts Program (BAP) at the J. Willard Marriott Library has developed a ’zine titled Influential Indigenous Leaders. The AIRC drew inspiration from Adrienne Keene’s book Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present and reached out to the BAP, to design a zine that supports K-12 and community outreach and celebrates indigenous histories. The staff and faculty from both programs designed a simple single-sheet with photos and descriptions that highlight thirteen Native leaders. Once folded, cut, and glued, this sheet becomes a book, which is now available to download for free from the Book Arts Program’s website.

Both the BAP and the AIRC are thrilled to offer this educational resource for all to use and share with their communities. Additional zine templates and corresponding tutorial videos are available on the BAP’s website as well, including Leaders in Black History.

To learn more about the AIRC and their significant campus and community outreach, visit the AIRC website. The program seeks to “increase the cultural and historical competency of American Indians for all students, staff, and faculty at the University of Utah,” and to “increase communication and collaborative relationships with tribal nations and American Indian Communities throughout the State of Utah.”

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