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

September 21-25, 2020

Papers for "Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond" can be found below.  You will be required to enter a password provided by conference organizers to access them. Please contact Adrianna Link at alink@amphilsoc.org if you are attending the conference but have not yet received the password.

Papers are not to be cited or circulated without the written permission of the author

All events will be held via Zoom (times listed in EDT)


Monday, September 21

1:00 p.m.: Opening Plenary and Keynote 

"Strengthening Indigenous Scholarship, Archives, and Education” a discussion with Lisa Brooks, Amos Key, Jr., and Jennifer O'Neal, moderated by Brian Carpenter


Tuesday, September 22

1:00 p.m.: Panel 1: Reciprocity and Responsibilities Surrounding Indigenous Archival Materials

"All Stories Have More Than One Voice: Telling Native History Today in the 21st Century
Eric Hemenway (Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians)

"Building a Discourse of Reciprocity in Archival Science: Making a Case from Research on Ethnographic Archives
Diana E. Marsh (University of Maryland)
Ricardo Punzalan (University of Michigan)

"Revisiting the 'Returning Forgotten Voices' Project, Oaxaca, Mexico"
Danny Zborover (Mexico-Pacific Rim Project)
Aaron Huey Sonnenschein (California State University, Los Angeles)
Salvador Galindo Llaguno (CEDELIO, Oaxaca)


3:00 p.m.: Panel 2: Outreach and Relationship-Building through Indigenous Materials

"Consult, Collaborate, and Listen: Decolonizing Archival Research"
Kelsey Grimm (Indiana University)
Krystiana Krupa (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

"Putting Indigenous priorities first: consultation and Residential School records at the BC Archives" 
Genevieve Weber (Royal BC Museum and Archives)
Margaret Teneese (Ktunaxa Nation)

"REACHing for Community-Based Scholarship & Partnerships in the Humanities"
Jamie Mize (University of North Carolina, Pembroke)


Wednesday, September 23

1:00 p.m.: Panel 3: Indigenous Researchers in Non-Native Archives

"Being in the Archive: Indigenous Research Methodologies and the Allure of Archives"
Johannah Bird (McMaster University)

"Stories, Language, and the Archives: Haudenosaunee Community Work" 
Kevin White (University of Toronto)

"Knowledge in Poems, Knowledge in Archives: The Historical (Re)shaping Possibilities of Native Women's Poetry"
Liandra Skenandore (Independent Scholar)


3:00 p.m.: Panel 4: Community-Based Language Revitalization

"Rowinatahina Kashi, Teti Nisa: Original Notebooks, New Path - Mary R. Haas notebooks and Tunica Language Revitalization" 
Patricia Anderson (Tunica Language Project)
Elisabeth Pierite-Mora (Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Language and Culture Revitalization Program)

"Tuscarora language revitalization"
Montgomery Hill (McMaster University)

"Utilizing Online Technology to Improve Access to Indigenous Language and Use
X̱'unei Lance Twitchell (University of Alaska Southeast)


Thursday, September 24

1:00 p.m.: Panel 5: Community-Based Archival Initiatives 

"Telling Our Stories Together: Historical Literacy, Choctaw Archives and Community Research"
Megan Baker (University of California, Los Angeles)

"How Tribal Archives Foster Reciprocal Relationships and Activism
Rose Miron (Newberry Library)
Heather Bruegl (Stockbridge-Munsee Community)

"Preserving the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre Narrative Tradition: The Collected Writings of Fred P. Gone ('Many Plumes')"
Joseph P. Gone (Harvard University)


3:00 p.m.: Panel 6: Engaging Digital Archives to Meet Indigenous Communities Priorities

"Revitalization at a distance: Engaging digital archives for language reclamation"
Claire Bowern (Yale University)
George Hayden (Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation)
Denise Smith-Ali (Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation)
Sue Hanson (Goldfields Aboriginal Language Centre Aboriginal Corporation (GALCAC))

"Maya Testimonies in the Visual History Archive: Violence, Linguistics, and Self-Determination
Brigittine French (Grinnell College)
Lolmay Pedro Oscar García Matzar (Independent Scholar)

"Rowasu'u: A Xavante Community Archive"
Lori Jahnke (Emory University)
Rosanna Dent (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
James Welch (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ))


Friday, September 25

1:00 p.m.: Panel 7: NASI Alumni Roundtable 


3:00 p.m.: Wrap-up Session