There is a strong case to be made that a tribal library can play a central role in breaking a reservation out of its isolation. A good library provides access to books, magazines, and movies produced by others. Equally important, libraries—including some tribal college libraries—are beginning to help local people create their own media.
On the opening evening of the 2017 AIHEC Student Conference in Rapid City, students from an array of TCUs entertained conference goers with the spoken word at the annual poetry slam. View the video