Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
(Klallam Language and Culture, K-12, Higher Ed, and Tribal Library)
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Resources: OnLine Native Resources

The librarian at the Santa Ysabel Tribal Library in California keeps finding wonderful resources and posting about them in her library's blog. Recently she has found:

Another blog to keep your eye on is American Indians in Children's Literature. The author, Debbie Reese, is enrolled at Nambe Pueblo in northern New Mexico, and has a lot to say about books written for children. We also have two major print resources on this subject, Through Indian eyes : the native experience in books for children by Beverly Slapin, and A broken flute : the Native experience in books for children edited by Doris Seale and Beverly Slapin.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Resources: Native Youth Magazine

Interesting website for kids: Native Youth Magazine. Want to be famous all over the web? They accept submissions! "Native youth between the ages of 12 and 25 are encouraged to submit articles, poetry, profiles, photos and illustrations." Details on their Questions page.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Resources: Interesting Story About Language Reclamation

In Technology Review, Saving a Language: A rare book in MIT's archives helps linguists revive a long-unused Native American language, a story about using a bi-lingual bible published in 1685 to help the Mashpee and Aquinnah tribes on Cape Cod reclaim the Wôpanâak Language.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Widget

Oh it's just cool. If you go view our collection on LibraryThing, then click on "Cover View", you get a display kind of like this:

only it goes on and on and on and on for about 2200 titles... Instead of all the books, try looking at only the culture books. Just remember to click on "Cover View" and maybe also tell it to show 100 titles at a time, for the full visual experience.

P.S. We have about 3000 items. That 2200 number is just what got uploaded to LibraryThing.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Online Resources: Elwha River Restoration

The Library Collection

We have about 3000 items in the collection, mostly books but including DVDs and audio CDs. We also receive about a dozen newpapers from other tribes, such as Smoke Signals, Native Voice, Indian Life, Muckleshoot Monthly, and Indian Country Today.

About a third of our materials are for adults, and most of these are either culture- related or of local interest. The adult collection also includes items about health, education, family and child development topics. The children's books include both cultural materials and many of the standard general children's books, both for younger children and for middle school and up.

The catalog is not online yet. We uploaded most of the database to LibraryThing so you can get some idea of what titles we have. This link pulls out some of the culture and local-interest titles...

Online Resources: Canoe Journey

2009 Canoe Journey: Paddle to Suquamish
Canoe Journey Links:

Online Resources : Photographs

OnLine Resources: Tse-Whit-Zen

Peninsula Daily News article March 17, 2008: Restoring TseWhit-Zen to cemetery will begin soon

Other Links:

Library Hours and Location

We are located in the Education Building. Open 8 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday. Call us at (360) 452-8471 x122