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Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

Building on the collaborative, community-engaged work of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), the APS Library & Museum launched The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) in 2016 to foster the development of the next generation of Indigenous and allied students and scholars. As part of its NASI initiative, CNAIR hosted an online conference in September 2020. The conference reflected new and emerging scholarship in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields.
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"Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond" was held online September 21-25, 2020. The conference was part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) and reflected new and emerging scholarship in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields. NASI complements the collaborative, community-engaged work of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which works with Indigenous communities throughout the continent and with scholars and researchers in many disciplines. The goal of CNAIR is to assist people in discovering and utilizing the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum’s extensive archival collections in innovative ways that honor Indigenous knowledge, cultivate scholarship, and strengthen languages and cultural traditions.

The conference was free and open to all. The full program may be found below, along with links to the recordings on the Society's YouTube Channel.