Thursday, May 6, 2010

Let us work together as if we had One Heart

Mr. Mazor,

The books arrived and we are very appreciative. We have an intern who will be cataloging them for circulation.

I truly thank you for reading my email and sending the books. We hope to grow into a larger facility and try to create new relationships with other agencies to help us along.

The teen fiction will help increase our collections for our youth. They love those types of books, especially the girls. I want to let you know that the book, titled, “The Dust Bowl”, reminds our people of the home they once lived in before we became a tribe. Our people would use scrap lumber, abandoned billboard and corrugated metal sheets, along with adobe, to create homes for them when they settled here in the late 1800’s. My father, who passed last year, remembered them when they traveled through Arizona to get to California. They would work the cotton fields alongside our Yaqui people and then leave once they made some money.

Our elder volunteer and our intern remembers those homes and it made us reflect on the many progressive changes our people have gone through to become a nation. We are very grateful for that.

Thank you so much and please keep in touch. If there is something that we can do for you, please let us know. We are at your service.

Chiokoe Uttesia.

Amalia Reyes, Manager
Dr. Fernando Escalante Community
Library & Resource Center
Tucson, Arizona

"Wepul Hiapsi tavenasia te nau tekipanoane, Let us work together as if we had One Heart."
--Dr. Fernando Escalante

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