Birch bark scroll image from “The Midewiwin, or 'Grand Medicine Society', of the Ojibwa” in Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Bureau of Ethnology Report, v. 7, pp. 149-299 by Walter James Hoffman. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1891).
Our new temperature- and humidity-controlled archives room is ready! We are currently accepting donations of select historic tribal documents and texts.
Please contact the school for more information.
Boozhoo - Welcome
WETCC Library & Archives is located in the new south wing in Room 202 - Wiigwass, the Ojibwe word for birch. Birch bark was the first material used by the Anishnaabe to make scrolls on which to record, and later retrieve, important information.
Fortunately, we no longer depend on birch bark scrolls in the library. Neither do we rely solely on bound paper books anymore. (Don't worry, we still have plenty of books!)
Besides books, our collection also includes audio and visual materials in several different formats, including CD and DVD, as well as periodicals and other learning resources.
In addition, the WETCC Library provides access to a world of digital content via the internet and online databases, like those found in the right sidebar of this page.
Perhaps the most helpful resource of all is our librarian, Tammi. If you have difficulty finding information, let her know.
She has been trained in information storage and retrieval strategies and is passionate about information literacy. So whether you're looking for something to read for leisure or you need to locate data on an obscure research topic, Tammi's eager to help you!
Research & Writing resources
ojibwe & anishnaabeg
news & resources
news & resources
American Indian Heritage Foundation
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
An Ojibwe Peoples' Resource
The Circle News
Indian Country Today Media Network
Indian Life - Newspaper
MN Indian Fishing & Hunting Rights
Minnesota Indian Gaming Association
Minnesota Treaties & Interactive Map
National Native News
Native American Genealogy Sites (MSU)
Native American Times
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education
health & wellness
American Indian Health
Indian Health Service
Medline Plus Native American Health
Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Resources
National Diabetes Education Program
National Indian Health Board
National Native American Aids Prevention Center
National Native American Cancer Research Center
National Organization on
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
One Sky Center
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admnistration