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Tribal Library Resources
  • Alaska Native Resources for Librarians – compiled by Valarie Kingsland. “A guide for librarians and library staff seeking to understand the indigenous people of Alaska in order to provide better services and programming for them.”
  • American Indians in Children’s Literature Blog by AILA member Debbie Reese. “Established in 2006, American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.”
  • American Native Press Archives – “… collecting and archiving the products of the Native press and materials related to Native press history, collecting and documenting the works of Native writers, and constructing bibliographic guides to Native writing and publishing.”
  • AIATSIS – Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organization. (from Australia)
  • Real Life Indian  This project encapsulates the fears, issues, aspirations, emotions and dreams of what it means to be a human being but in particular a “Real Life”………Indian…
  • FCC Tribal Initiatives – “A resource for tribal governments, organizations and consumers in expanding telecommunications services in Indian Country.”
  • Native Knowledge 360 Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) provides educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures. Created by Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Project 562  Project 562 develops a body of imagery and cultural representations of Native Peoples to counteract the relentlessly insipid, one-dimensional stereotypes circulating in mainstream media, historical textbooks and the culture industry
  • Native American Heritage Month– The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
  • Native Health Database – “Contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations” from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Health  is a central source for information about the health and well-being of Native Americans and Alaska Natives from the National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine.
  • New Mexico State Library’s Tribal Libraries Program “The New Mexico State Library’s Tribal Libraries Program (TLP) mission is to promote and support information access in tribal communities with emphasis on current technology and tribal library development.”
  • Oyate – “…a native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know our stories belong to us.” And an EXCELLENT source to order kids’ books.
  • Protocols for Native American Archival Materials – “These Protocols describe, from a Native American perspective, best practices for the culturally responsive care of American Indian archival collections held in non-tribal repositories.” From the First Archivists Circle.
  • Te Rōpū Whakahau – “an organization which unites Maori librarians and information specialists in Aotearoa New Zealand.”
  • TLAM Project – Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Project at UW-Madison SLIS, “an experimental project to bring indigenous information topics to LIS education through service-learning, networking, and resource sharing with Wisconsin’s tribal cultural institutions.”
  • The American Indian Higher Education Consortium-, a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors composed of the presidents of the accredited United States-based Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s 38 TCUs.
  • National Congress of American Indians–  The National Congress of American Indians, founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) federal programs supporting museums and libraries under this agency. IMLS provides Basic Grants for which all federally recognized tribes are eligible and competitive Enhancement Grants of up to $150,000
  • Tribal College Librarians Institute (TCLI)– TCLI is designed to provide continuing education, professional development and networking opportunities for tribal college librarians and librarians who have mandates to serve tribal college students.
  • Generation Indigenous– launched by President Obama on December 3rd, 2014. Gen I is a Native youth initiative focused on removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed.