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Thursday, August 14 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 209 - Weighing in for the Balance: Indigenous Researchers' Perpectives on Using Non-Native Archives

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The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (2006) have generated increasing dialog around the care, use, and access related to American Indian/First Nations archival material held in non-tribal institutions. Perspectives of indigenous users are critical to the meaningful implementation of the Protocols and constructive dialog between archivists and Native communities. In this session indigenous scholars share their experiences conducting research on collections associated with their communities held in non-tribal archives.

Gorman: War, Wounds, and Healing: Navajo Code Talkers in the NARA Archives
Lewis: Archival Development Among Western Oregon Tribes
Monture: Oral Traditions in the Digital Age at Six Nations of the Grand River


Zonnie Gorman

graduate student, University of New Mexico
I am the daughter of the late Carl Gorman, one of the original Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. I grew up with their story, and for the past twenty-five years, have conducted research, served as a consultant, and lectured on the topic of the Navajo Code Talkers. I recently returned... Read More →
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David Lewis

Manager, Cultural Exhibits and Archives, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde
Tribal History, Research, Archives

Rick Monture

Director, McMaster University
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Guha Shankar

Folklife Specialist, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center
Guha Shankar, American Folklife Center - Library of Congress, coordinates Ancestral Voices, a collaborative knowledge repatriation initiative between the LC, indigenous communities and open source digital platforms, Local Contexts and Mukurtu CMS.

Thursday August 14, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Virginia C [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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