Many Nations


The Many Nations team's mission is to provide literacy outreach and establish ongoing partnerships with Native communities in Pima County.


Our goal is to engage in outreach events, programming support, and to increase the amount of Bookmobile stops in Native communities.


  1. We value partnerships with Native communities in Pima County.
  2. We value increased literacy of all types throughout Pima County.
  3. We value outreach that promotes the many resources that the Pima County Public Library offers.

Land Acknowledgement

The Pima County Public Library (PCPL) acknowledges the sovereignty of Native Nations and acknowledges the twenty-two federally recognized Indigenous tribes of the state of Arizona and those who inhabit Pima County. We honor the vast and often unrecognized contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous people and are conscious of the ongoing experience of inequality and political invisibility. In partnership with Native Nations, PCPL advocates for full access to its educational, informational and recreational resources.

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Many Nations Picks, News, and Events

Tohono O’odham Waila Music with Gertie and the T.O. Boyz

Oct 17th | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Catalina Community Center
Please join us for a special musical performance of Tohono O’odham Waila music presented by local band Gertie and the T.O. Boyz.

What they left behind so I could thrive

"This year I celebrate 13 years with PCPL and as Alexis Rose from Schitt’s Creek would put it, 'Um, love that journey for me.'" - Paulina

Congrats to our friend Gertie Lopez!

Great news! Gertie Lopez, longtime friend of the Library, was recently inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum's Hall of Fame!

Yaqui Flower Making

Oct 4th | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come and unlock your artistic potential with us at our Yaqui flower-making workshop!

Navajo Code Talkers Day is August 14

Thank you to the Diné Code Talkers for their heroism and bravery. Learn more about them and about the Diné people.

Many Nations books from 2023

This list includes Adult, Teen, and Children books published this year by indigenous authors.

Indigenous Futurism

Scholar Grace Dillon defined Indigenous futurism as speculative fiction that explores the past, present, and future of Indigenous peoples.

Diversifying Teen Reading List

This list was created by the We Are Kid Lit Collective.

Indigenous Poets

In honor of National Poetry Month, here are the Many Nations poetry recommendations for 2023!

Read Harder 2023: Read a YA book by an Indigenous Author

Are you participating in the Read Harder 2023 challenge? Here are some ideas for challenge #17 : Read a YA book by an Indigenous author.

Many Nations Best Picks of 2022

Many Nations presents to you our greatest reads of 2022 (and some of all time), by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors.

Luci Tapahonso—the poet you need to know

This blog post coincides with Indigenous Peoples Month, but is relevant all year long as we celebrate Indigenous voices and experiences.

#OwnVoices Native Stories For Teens

November is Native American Heritage Month. Here are some books for teens by and about Indigenous People.

Reading and Recognizing Indigenous Women of North America

This list is an introduction to Native American women as a force of creativity, memory, and cultural conservatorship.

Horror by Indigenous Authors

Here are some horror books by Indigenous authors!

Three Books on a Theme: Native American authors

November is Native American Heritage month. In that spirit, PCPL presents these books by Native authors.

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