Category: Culture

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The purpose of the Ojibwe Learning Center and Library (OLCL) is to provide meaningful educational materials and promote the learning and preservation of traditional Anishinaabe ways.

The OLCL features over 1,000 books focusing on Native American traditions, cultures, languages and many more topics. The library also contains over 120 authentic cultural pieces including baskets, beadwork, two full-size birch bark canoes and more. We also have numerous educational videos available, along with a comfortable place to watch them. Visitors can also find Anishnaabemowin resources here. The OLCL offers Anishinaabe language classes both in-room and online and offers space to hold meetings, events, or classes.

OLCL outsideThe Ojibwe Learning Center and Library is open to all – you do not need to be a tribal member! We provide a safe and inviting place where traditions may be shared and experienced.

Directions: 523 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., next to the Sault Tribe Administration Building, across from the Soo Theatre, through the River of History Museum doors.


Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.OLCL inside
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
or by appointment

Language classes held in the OLCL:
Monday 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Contact Information:
Grey Shea
Library Aide
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906‑635‑6050, ext. 26497

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