Indigenous Peoples Day – engaging the issues through Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Discussion Guide

Resource Type: 
Lesson Plans, Unit Plans, Modules
Intended Audience: 
Global Theme: 
Race and racism
indigenous peoples
Subject/Content Area: 
Indigenous people
Sherman Alexie

The following guide is designed to encourage groups to consider important themes in Alexie’s book that connect with anti-racism work. Reading and discussing this or other books that tell indigenous peoples’ stories and perspectives can help raise consciousness about how racism and oppression is reproduced in our society’s institutions and practices and helps promote racial justice and healing.  Developed by Profs. Jackie Smith (Sociology) and Michael Goodhart (Political Science).