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NG-03-16-0032-16

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of WI
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$130,247.00
City: 
Hayward
State: 
WI
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Native American Library Services
Program Categories: 
Enhancement Grants

The Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Ojibwa College Community Library's Avoiding Conflict project addresses Wisconsin Act 31, which was passed in 1989 and mandates that Wisconsin schools teach American Indian studies at least three times during the K-12 career of students. The purpose of the project is to address outdated curriculum and other materials and help school and public librarians have the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to support Act 31 endeavors in Wisconsin schools. Project activities include collaborating with the Northern Waters Library Service and the Great Lakes Convening Culture Keepers (GLCCK) as well as sharing tribal expertise and resources through training and professional development; establishment and enhancement of electronic resources; creation of an updated manual; and development of library services that will provide access to information for local and system-wide schools and public libraries.