Please note this important correction to the earlier post about Wisconsin Tribal Library Services receiving Native American Library Services Enhancements Grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The Department of Public Instruction congratulates the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Bayfield) for receiving a $150,000 award. A total of five Wisconsin tribal libraries received grants from the IMLS.
Ginanda Gikendaasomin Library, located in remote northern Wisconsin, will support the growth of Red Cliff language and culture as well as community members’ personal aspirations related to educational and employment goals. This project will promote community access to the library’s many resources and services through increased staff, hours, and programming. The library already serves as a learning hub, and staff will work with local partners to schedule a calendar of events, such as storytime with elders, craft workshops, Native author presentations, archeological digs, Ojibwe language classes, and mobile book markets. As a result, program participants will develop a greater knowledge of Anishinaabe cultural traditions, may become eligible for different occupations that were previously out of reach, and contribute to greater levels of community well-being.
A total of 24 tribal library projects nationwide were awarded funds by the IMLS this year. Details of the projects proposed by Wisconsin Tribal Library Services and all projects awarded grants are available here: IMLS Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants.
- Alaska – Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government and Chilkat Indian Village
- California – Hoopa Valley Tribe, Bishop Indian Tribal Council and Pinoleville Pomo Nation
- Kansas – Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
- Michigan – Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
- Minnesota – Red Lake Bank of Chippewa Indians
- Montana – Chippewa Cree Tribe
- North Dakota –Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
- Nevada – Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
- New York – Oneida Indian Nation
- Oklahoma – Quapaw Nation, Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Inc, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Wyandotte Nation, and Delaware Nation
- South Dakota – Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
- Washington –Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
- Wisconsin – Oneida Nation, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa