The American Library Association has awarded the Randolph Caldecott Medal to a Native American for the first time.
Michaela Goade won the prestigious award for best children's picture story.
She illustrated Carole Lindstrom's book called "We Are Water Protectors."
It's a call for environmental protection as a response to the planned construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through Standing Rock Sioux territory.
Goade is a member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian tribes in Southeast Alaska.
Additional reporting by The Associated Press.