Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
(Klallam Language and Culture, K-12, Higher Ed, and Tribal Library)
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Resources: News Stories on Education in 'The Scout Report'

The Internet Scout Project has pulled together some news reports on the topic More Native Americans choosing to attend public schools off the reservations. Links include an interview with Sherman Alexie, some photographs, and some interesting stories.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New in the Library

This week's new arrivals include Anishinaabe novelist Louise Erdrich's new book, The Plague of Doves; Return of the canoe societies : a history of the first nations' coastal tribes of B.C. by Rosemary I. Patterson; the award-winning children's picture book by Sam Sandoval, Beaver steals fire : a Salish Coyote story; and When languages die : the extinction of the world's languages and the erosion of human knowledge by K. David Harrison.

We've also added some additional DVDs, mostly feature films with native actors, or native-related content.

Stop by the library to borrow any of these titles, or just to take a look at them.

Just Arrived!

We now have all three of the 2008 American Indian Youth Literature Awards books. Each year, the American Indian Library Association chooses a picture book, a middle school book, and a young adult book. To read a little bit about these titles, go to the press release.

Even if you are not a kid or a parent, stop by and take a few minutes to read Crossing Bok Chitto. It's a very moving story, and the paintings, by Cherokee artist Jeanne Rorex Bridges, are just beautiful.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Resources: Shadow of the Salmon, an online movie

Salmondefense.org has released a docu-drama called Shadow of the Salmon. It's free on the web. It has some Canoe Journey footage.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Library News : New Children's Culture Books

Two librarians in New Mexico have sent the library a box of children's culture books. We'll keep them all together for a little while so you can drop by and take a look at them...

Some of the covers are shown here:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Library News : Opportunity to Learn About Using Databases

Beth Witters, head of the reference department at the North Olympic Library System in Port Angeles, will be here at the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Library to talk to anyone who is interested about the free online databases which are available from home to users with a NOLS library card (easy to get one!!)

The presentation will be on Tuesday, May 13th at 9:30 AM in the education building. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

To see a list of the available resources, go to http://tinyurl.com/5u4dxs     If there is a particular database you would like her to talk about, let us know. There is still time to ask her to add particular resources to her presentation.