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Member: TrinidadRancheria

CollectionsYour library (531), Currently reading (1), All collections (531)


Tagslyng vs northwest indian cemetary protective association (1), Karuk (1), Yurok (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (531), Paper Book (527), Audiobook (2), Ebook (2)

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About meThe Trinidad Rancheria Library was established by the Tribal Council in 1994 for the benefit of the Tribal Membership. The purpose of the Library is to promote the well being and preserve the history of the Trinidad Rancheria. It provides Tribal membership with literature collections that reflect the experience of the community and expose future generations to new ideas. It provides Tribal membership, employees and the surrounding community with access to culturally accurate and appropriate information regarding indigenous peoples and indigenous histories. It is a source of support for the education of our youth, a place for social gathering, and a center for lifelong learning.

The Library is intended to be the holding place for the history of the Tribe, through the preservation of both oral histories and written documents. It is the repository for historical and governing documents in all media including photographs, audio/visual materials and printed materials.

The Library was funded through an initial grant from the Department of Education with additional funds from the Tribal Council. Operating funds are provided by the Tribal Council with additional funding from the Institute of Museum and Library services and other sources as available.

Tribal members and employees, as well as members of the surrounding community are encouraged to utilize both the circulating and non-circulating collections. Access to culturally sensitive information by non-members will be granted on a case by case basis.

About my libraryFor now our Library Thing Library will only include items and materials held in our Native Collection which houses books and media by and about Native peoples, and a few items of local interest. We try to focus our Native Collection on culturally accurate and appropriate materials, however, we don't believe in censorship. You may find that some of the books we have housed in the collection are culturally inappropriate and sometimes heavily biased toward the dominant culture worldview. We feel it is important to acknowledge the often distorted portrayals and sometimes outright lies being perpetrated about Native people. In this way we hope to inspire critical thought about the realities of Indigenous identity, and the importance of supporting a history of Native people as written by Native people.
Additionally, we have an extensive collection of over 4,000 items including books, video, dvds, and audio materials for all ages available for check out.


Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, Shaunna Oteka Mccovey, Simon J. Ortiz, Leslie Marmon Silko (Shared favorites)


LocationTrinidad, CA

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/TrinidadRancheria (profile)
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Member sinceOct 23, 2009

Currently readingIndian lore of the north California coast by Austen D Warburton

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