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NG-03-16-0011-16

Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$99,484.00
City: 
Loleta
State: 
CA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Native American Library Services
Program Categories: 
Enhancement Grants

The Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria will partner with Tribal children's school libraries and work with school librarians on the recognition of culturally inappropriate and stereotypical books in children's literature and media. Native people are underrepresented and are often misrepresented in books and other media for both adults and children. Project participants will learn how to select appropriate, culturally relevant materials by Native American authors, will tailor services in accordance with acquired knowledge, and will have multiple opportunities to provide feedback to the project team. The project will include distribution of books, two training workshops for a broader audience of public school librarians, county library staff, and local tribal library staff as well as two Native Author programs with students at two of the partners schools.