Im/measurable Outcomes: Innovative Approaches to Community Engagement


In this session, Anne Heidemann, Tribal Librarian, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe; Shannon Martin, Director, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe; and Lisa Martin, Strategic Grant Specialist, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, share how working for/in/with the community engages the community as partners in grantmaking, program design and experiential learning. Session attendees learned about how specific collaborations and strategic grantmaking blend Tribal values of literacy, education and culture, enriching the community's well-being and enhancing quality of life. Innovative community events, such as birchbark canoe-building and Indigenous author gatherings was shared. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, California, on October 8-10, 2019.