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When Tradition Met Technology: The Chilkat Valley Fingerprints Project
When Tradition Met Technology: The Chilkat Valley Fingerprints Project


The Haines Borough Public Library and the Chilkoot Indian Association worked together on a project to share Native cultural knowledge and to offer basic literacy and technology programs to help the members of their rural, isolated community. The results: new energy and programs that empower residents with a solid foundation of traditional life skills to weather hard times, technical literacy for twenty-first century success, and mutual understanding and respect. Read More

 
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January 2011: Tribal Community Works together to Inspire Young Readers at the Library


“Raising Readers through Programs and Outreach,” an initiative of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Public Library in New Mexico, is designed to meet a critical community need for basic literacy, a foundational 21st Century skill that libraries across the country support and promote in innovative ways. The library’s efforts are proving to be an on-the-ground experimental endeavor in flexibility and problem-solving that will benefit many communities that wish to implement similar programs. Read More

 
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21st Century Skills Profile: The Pueblo of Pojoaque Public Library


The “Raising Readers through Programs and Outreach” initiative illustrates the Pueblo of Pojoaque Public Library’s commitment to a critical community need: basic literacy. Read More