Cities receive Alaska Native library grants

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009

JUNEAU - The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded six-figure grants to four Alaska entities.

The Chilkoot Indian Association of Haines, working with the Haines Borough Public Library, will get $150,000 for youth projects, films to document elders' knowledge and technology training for patrons.

The Chilkat Indian Village in Haines will get $150,000 for a project to enhance literacy and preserve history for tribal members, and Ahtna of Anchorage will get the same amount to digitize cassette recordings and VHS recordings of elders from the 1970s and later.

The fourth grant goes to the Organized Village of Kasaan, in Ketchikan. It will get $121,145 to sustain its library.

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