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Subject: IMLS Grants awarded

IMLS Grants awarded

From: Jeannine Mjoseth <jmjoseth<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
$969,025 Awarded in Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services
20 Institutions in 14 States Served

$969,025 will be distributed among this year's recipients of the
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grants. The
20 awardees consist of federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaskan
Native Villages and corporations, and organizations that primarily
serve Native Hawaiians that are improving their museum services for
the benefit of their communities. For a list of awarded
institutions, visit


This year, the NANH grants will fund museums interested in
strengthening their capacity in the areas of programming,
professional development, and general museum services, and include:

    Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie,

        The tribe will use IMLS funding to increase the museum
        skills of its Cultural Division's staff and volunteers. This
        professional development project, titled Project
        Shki-Kinoomaadwin (Learning New Skills), will consist of
        three college courses in Museum Services and will conclude
        with a capstone field experience.

     Chilkat Indian Village in Haines, AK

        The Chilkat Indian Village will form a project team of
        tribal members and museum experts who will use best
        practices to inventory, document, and preserve the tribe's
        artifacts. A conservation assessment will be conducted and
        any emergency conservation will be performed by professional

     Papahana Kuaola in Kaneohe, HI

        The museum will develop two full-day, multi-trip field
        experiences within the ahupua'a of He'eia. Participants will
        visit significant cultural sites, which will familiarize
        students and teachers from native Hawaiian communities with
        na wahi pana o He'eia (the special places of He'eia), and
        help them to develop an understanding of, and appreciation
        for, the unique cultural traditions connected to Hawai'i and
        the ahupua'a.

The next deadline for the Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum
Services program is April 1, 2009. For more information, visit


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Received on Tuesday, 16 September, 2008

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