Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis Granted Indigenous Library

By Sarah Nelson

We were thrilled to grant the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) in Minneapolis a Little Free Library through our Indigenous Library Program. NACC’s mission is to promote health and wellness of mind, body, and spirit in Native American families.

Native American Community Clinic opened its doors in 2003 to address the health disparities within the urban Native American community of the Twin Cities.

NACC Executive Officer and President, Antony Stately, speaks at the launch of the Little Free Library at the clinic
Johanna Venkatesh (NACC), Talia Miracle (Little Free Library), and Ashlee Jallen (NACC) celebrate the launch of the Little Free Library

At a celebration of the launch of the library in August, Antony Stately, Executive Officer and President of NACC, emphasized the importance of book access, particularly books that reflect the community they are available to. Everyone should be able to see themselves and their experiences in a book.

Natchez Beaulieu, a local community artist and a member of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, decorated the Little Free Library with traditional Ojibwe and Dakota floral designs.

Our Indigenous Library Program launched in June, and we’re passionate about inspiring readers and expanding book access in Indigenous communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Learn more about the Indigenous Library Program, and donate today to help us get Little Free Libraries full of books where they are needed most.

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