Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s issue of the Weekly Spark is dedicated to November’s Native American Heritage Month. “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden appointed Joy Harjo the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in June, 2019. Harjo is the first Native American poet to serve in the position – she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She is also the nation’s first Poet Laureate from Oklahoma. Hayden says that Harjo’s poems tell ‘an American story of tradition and loss, reckoning and myth-making. Her work powerfully connects us to the earth and the spiritual world with direct, inventive lyricism that helps us reimagine who we are.'” Read this full article and many more here.
The President has proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. OJJDP helps tribal communities prevent victimization and juvenile delinquency, reduce violent crime, and improve tribal juvenile justice systems. Learn more here.