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Finding Indigenous-Related Collections in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the American Indian, and the Library of Congress

In this presentation, Caitlin Haynes, Reference Archivist, Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives; Nathan Sowry, Reference Archivist, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; Carla Davis-Castro, Librarian, Library of Congress Indigenous Law Library; Carrie Beauchamp, Data Manager, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Guha Shankar, Folklorist, Library of Congress American Folklife Center; and Barbara Bair, Curator, Library of Congress Manuscripts Division; show how to search for collections  online, understand repository jargon, contact repository staff, make a research appointment, and organize research time at their institutions. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Innovative Applications of TV Whitespaces in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

In this presentation, Kristen Rebmann, Associate Professor at San Jose State University, School of Information and Jeff Garcie from the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak, Alaska, introduce the innovative applications of TV WhiteSpace (TVWS) technology, a valuable license-exempt radio spectrum located in the bands for traditional TV broadcast. The presentation slides cover how Tribal libraries and museums can implement this emerging technology to advance access/inclusion and to develop innovative events beyond library and museum walls. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Community Webs: Creating Community History Web Archives

In this presentation, Sylvie Rollason-Cass, Web Archivist at Archive-It, reviews the Internet Archive's new program called Community Webs. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the program provides education, training, professional networking, and technical services to enable public libraries to fulfill their vital role as community oriented institutions.This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Elevating Native Identities in the Historical Record

In this presentation, Jerry Simmons, External Agency Liaison to SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) at the National Archives and Record Administration; Jennifer O'Neal, Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at University of Oregon; and Michael Pahn, Head Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian highlight new ways in which information professionals are leading cooperative efforts to reveal and promote Native American’s identity and their social networks through enhanced access to original materials. Panelists discuss emerging standards and tools that aim to improve representation of Native people and communities in the historical record.This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

From the Ground Up: Establishing a Library and Archives

In this presentation, Alissa Cherry, Consultant / Research Manager, P'egp'ig'lha Council / Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives at the Museum of Anthropology of the University of British Columbia and Morning Star Padilla, Graduate Student (MASLIS) / Student Assistant / P'egp'ig'lha Information Centre Project Assistant at UBC School of Archival, Library, and Information Studies and Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives, Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia / P'egp'ig'lha Council, discuss the challenges, successes, and lessons learned by the P'egp'ig'lha Council of the T'it'q'et community within the St'át'imc Nation to establish a Centre in which to organize information resources in a centralized location to support governance decisions and community programs. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Archives and Museums Fostering Relationships with Native Communities

In this presentation, Michael Pahn, Head Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian; Rachel Menyuk, Archivist at the National Museum of the American Indian; Nina Sanders, Independent Researcher; Vince Schiffert, History and Culture Teacher at Tuscarora School; and Brian Carpenter, Curator of Native American Materials at the American Philosophical Society discuss two successful collaboration projects between Native nations, community members and non-tribal museums and archives. First, Rachel Menyuk and Nina Sanders discuss how an internship in NMAI's Archive Center resulted in the creation of an online finding aid of Apsáalooke photographs built upon community knowledge, input, and perspective. Second, Brian Carpenter and Vince Schiffert discuss how the Tuscarora Nation's multi-year collaboration with the American Philosophical Society Library to digitize the APS's entire Tuscarora archival collections, strengthened the Nation's language and cultural initiatives, and helped built a lasting, reciprocal relationship. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Decolonizing Archives and Museums: What Comes Next?

In this presentation, Jennifer O'Neal, University Historian and Archivist at University of Oregon and Deana Dartt, Anne Ray Fellow at the School for Advanced Research, highlight some specific projects and Indigenous-led activist work happening to decolonize tribal and non-tribal archives and museums. The presenters review work completed in the ATALM Archive and Museum Summits on this topic, and suggest ways for moving forward to continue the work of decolonizing tribal archives and museums. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Jim Enote, Opening Keynote at the 2017 ATALM Annual Conference

In this video, Jim Enote, Executive Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico and Director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation opens the 2017 ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

David Warren, Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech at the 2017 ATALM Annual Conference

In this video, David Warren (Santa Clara Pueblo, Tewa Tribe), Educator, administrator and professional historian, accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Winona LaDuke, Pathfinder Honoring Award Acceptance Speech at the 2017 ATALM Annual Conference

In this video, Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe), activist, environmentalist, and writer, accepts the Pathfinder Honoring Award at at the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.