NILL and our partners have been awarded a three year National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). We will receive a portion of the $239,087 granted for our Digital Publication of Tribal Laws Pilot Project which endeavors to improve access to tribal laws. Our project, which was one of 38 projects that received an IMLS grant, is featured on the IMLS award announcement:
The University of Wisconsin Law Library, in partnership with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians, the UW Law School Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center, the National Indian Law Library, and the Open Law Library, will develop The Digital Publication of Tribal Laws Pilot Project. The project will develop an open law library platform that will empower libraries to improve access to tribal laws published into the public domain and will demonstrate the benefits of the combined platforms for tribes, their members, academia, the legal profession, and the public by creating a fully-functional tribal legal ecosystem.
We’re excited to have received this grant and to work with our partners to continue NILL’s mission of improving access to tribal laws.