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 special collections room is ready! We are currently accepting donations of select historic tribal documents and texts.
Please contact the school for more information.
Boozhoo - Hello
WETCC Library is located in the 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, Jane Berg. If you have difficulty finding information, let her know. She has been trained in library systems and retrieving information from a variety of sources. She is also passionate about getting people excited about reading and learning. So whether you're looking for something to read for leisure or you need to locate data on an obscure research topic, Jane is eager to help you!
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Room 202 - Wiigwass
Research & Writing resources
ojibwe & anishnaabeg
news & resources
news & resources
American Indian Heritage Foundation
American Indians, Indian Tribes, and MN State Government
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
The Circle News
Edward E. Ayer Collection (Newberry Library, Chicago)
Indian Country Today
Indian Life - Newspaper
MN Indian Fishing & Hunting Rights
Minnesota Indian Gaming Association
Minnesota Treaties & Interactive Map
National Native News
Native American Times
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education