collaboration

Documents that either decribe best practices for collaboration or exemplars of policies that support strong collaborations.

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.

Caring for tataayiyam honuuka' (Ancestors) affected by past museum practices

In this presentation, Lylliam Posadas, NAGPRA Coordinator at the Autry Museum of the American West; Desiree Martinez, Project Archaeologist at Cogstone Resource Management; Özge Gençay-Üstün, Conservator at the Autry Museum of the American West; and Karimah Kennedy-Richardson, Staff Archaeologist at the Autry Museum of the American West, present a cross-discipline model for how Native communities and museum professionals in archaeology, NAGPRA, and conservation departments can engage in caring for ancestral remains. The presenters highlight perspectives and experiences from culturally affiliated tribal members and staff from the Autry Museum of the American West and explore a case of ancestral remains that had undergone invasive alterations at the Southwest Museum (now the Autry Museum) in order to be exhibited and how collective expertise was used to make respectful decisions. The presentation slides also cover conservation materials and techniques employed. This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

The Nuts and Bolts of NAGPRA Grants

In this presentation, Sarah Glass, Notice and Grant Coordinator, National NAGPRA Program, discusses the nuts and bolts of successfully applying for and managing a NAGPRA grant. The presentation slides introduce the different categories of NAGPRA grants, including consultation/documentation grants and repatriation. 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.

Beyond Google: Facilitating Indigenous Information Stewardship

In this presentation, Maile Alau, Executive Director of Hawaii Maoli; Keikilani Meyer, MLISc, Project Coordinator of Hawaii Maoli; Kuuleilani Reyes, PhD, Kumu of Hawaii Maoli; and Rae-Anne Montague, PhD and Evaluator of Hawaii Maoli, share lessons learned from developing modules for immersion and charter schools in areas including information literacy, special collections, and archives to support curriculum and research on topics such as genealogy, and oral histories. The presentation slides show projects in which dynamic strategies and strong relationships create new pathways for indigenous youth engagement with libraries and repositories.This session was part of the ATALM annual conference held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, on October 10-13, 2017.

Native Artists and Scholars Bring Past to Present: Cataloguing from Home

In this presentation, Diana Folsom, Director of Digital Collections at the Gilcrease Museum of the University of Tulsa; Jeri Redcorn, Caddo ceramic artist at the Oklahoma City Metro Caddo Cultural Club; Ann Early, State Archeologist from the Arkansas Archeological Survey at University of Arkansas; and Holly Witchey, Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University and John Hopkins University, discuss the processes, challenges and solutions of the IMLS-funded project: Native Artists and Scholars Bring Past to Present: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives for Mississippian Culture Pottery. The presentation slides show how Native artists from three tribes and an archeologist worked from home to add tags, search terms and comments for collection items using the Distance Cataloguing Interface (DCI). The Caddo Native artist, Jeri Redcorn, is developing a new vocabulary, using this tool, to honor Caddo heritage. 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.

Current Trends in Repatriation

In this presentation, Sarah Glass, Notice and Grant Coordinator, National NAGPRA Program, discusses the current status of repatriation under NAGPRA through up to date statistics, potential regulatory changes, and emerging issues.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.