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Welcome to Native Voices Books
Native Voices Books and 7th Generation are imprints of Book Publishing Company, a community-owned, independent press dedicated to publishing titles that promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. We are located on The Farm, an intentional community in Summertown, Tennessee, and have been in business since 1974.
We first became involved with the Native community in 1978, when volunteers from The Farm community provided medical and radio-communications support––along with video, audio, and photo documentation––to hundreds of Native Americans who walked from San Francisco to Washington, DC, to raise awareness in Congress and throughout the United States about the relentless, ongoing oppression of America’s Native people.
In 1980, our association with Native Americans expanded when we published Basic Call to Consciousness, edited by Akwesasne Notes. This important work is the impassioned vision of sovereign Native people and calls for an end to the destruction of the natural world.
Our alliance with Adolf Hungry Wolf and Good Medicine Books led to the formation of our next imprint, Native Voices. We’ve also teamed up with Cherokee Publications and Crazy Crow to provide a range of titles on Native American culture and history.
The 7th Generation imprint offers Native children’s books for a variety of age groups. Our Native Trailblazer series of themed biographies about accomplished Native Americans gives readers contemporary role models. The PathFinders collection of hi/lo novels for struggling young-adult readers features books with relevant plots and contemporary characters that readers can relate to. All 7th Generation books are written by Native authors to ensure accuracy.
We are a member of the Green Press Initiative and are committed to printing a number of our titles on paper that is post-consumer recycled and chlorine-free.