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Native, First Nations, and Indigenous Creators | Organizations and Resources



SCBWI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout the world. We recognize their continuing connection to land, place, waters, and community. We pay our respects to their indigenous, first nation, original cultures, country, and elders past, present, and emerging. In honor of all Traditional Owners, we have compiled a list of resources shared by our members and vetted by the SCBWI staff supporting Native, First Nations, and Indigenous creators. If you have a resource to share, please submit it to Kiana at with “Native, First Nations, Indigenous Resource” in the subject line. WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that some of our programming and links may contain images and voices of deceased persons. 


The purpose of these statements is to show respect for indigenous peoples and recognize their enduring relationship to the land. Practicing acknowledgment can also raise awareness about histories that are often suppressed or forgotten. (Making a statement without the subsequent call to action may seem hollow. For more information, please read CSUSM’s Land of Acknowledgement toolkit visit and Native Land’s Territory Acknowledgement.)


To learn more about your region’s Traditional Owners, visit Native Land



For Native, First Nations, and Indigenous Creators 


People of Color in Publishing

Native Children’s and YA Writing Intensive



National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee

Editors of Color

Recommended Reading 


Books on the Native American Experience, First Nations Development Institute 

Indigenous Language Terms and Why You Need Them in Your Media, AI Media

Mourning an Aboriginal Death, Creative Spirits

Native American Children’s Literature Recommended Reading List, First Nations Development Institute