David is delighted to meet with book clubs via Zoom–please contact him directly. And scroll down to the bottom of this page for organizations that assist the Lakota people and ways to help.
Topics and questions for discussion: Here are some discussion questions that you can use to begin a conversation about WINTER COUNTS. WINTER COUNTS discussion questions_compressed
Author interview: Here’s an interview with David about WINTER COUNTS and his background. Weiden author interview_compressed
Playlist: Here’s a list of songs (thanks Largehearted Boy) that the characters in WINTER COUNTS love!
WINTER COUNTS cocktail: The mixologist Chantal Tseng created a great cocktail based on WINTER COUNTS–including a no-alcohol version.
“Lack Strongbow, food justice warrior”
Another great nonprofit is the Denver Indian Family Resource Center. This organization seeks to protect Native families by ensuring that the Indian Child Welfare Act is properly implemented. David served on the Board of Directors for DIFRC for years and still supports it.
Helping the Lakota people:
If you are interested in donating to an organization that assists the Lakota people, One Spirit helps elders and families in need on the Pine Ridge reservation. The Tree of Life is an organization that assists families on the Rosebud reservation. The Sicangu Community Development Corporation is working to help the Sicangu people with education, food sovereignty, housing, and health. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is soliciting assistance for their COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund. All donations go directly to medical assistance for the Sicangu people.