Jan 25, 2018
The Medweganoonind Library, located inside Red Lake Nation College (RLNC), is the library for RLNC students and the Red Lake community as well as home to the Tribal Archives. It opened its doors on August 15, 2015 when the new college building was completed. Before this library opened, the closest public library was Bemidji Public Library, about a 45 minute drive from Red Lake.
Nov 16, 2017
In August 2015, the White Earth Nation celebrated the grand opening of Maamigin Achigaazo, the community’s tribal library whose name means “the gathering place.” An initiative housed under White Earth’s Childcare/Early Childhood Program, Maamigin Achigaazo aims to close the literacy gaps that begin in childhood.
Sep 21, 2017
For many tribal librarians, opportunities for professional development can be scarce. Beyond lacking funds for registration and travel, tribal libraries are often staffed by just one or two people; participating in in-person professional development activities may result in tribal libraries temporarily closing. Several grassroots efforts aim to fill these gaps for tribal librarians.
Jun 20, 2017
Access to affordable high-speed broadband, devices, and digital literacy training are essential to Native nation rebuilding. Tribal libraries—with public computers, free Internet access, and patient staff—are well positioned to foster digital inclusion.
May 3, 2017
Across Minnesota, tribal libraries strive to meet the unique needs of seven Anishinaabe and four Dakota nations. Though often unknown outside their individual communities, tribal libraries accomplish a lot with a little, providing resources and services in support of tribal sovereignty, or a tribe’s right to self-govern.
Apr 20, 2016
The Spring 2016 issue of ASCLA's Interface newsletter is now available, and includes articles about upcoming events and news from a variety of ASCLA's interest groups.