Departmental Papers (Religious Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2016

Publication Source

Museum Anthropology Review

Volume

10

Issue

2

Start Page

66

Last Page

90

DOI

10.14434/10.14434/mar.v10i2.20268

Abstract

The article reviews a digital repatriation project carried out by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at the American Philosophical Society over the course of eight years (2008-present). The project focused on building digital archives in four indigenous communities: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Penobscot Nation, Tuscarora Nation, and Ojibwe communities in both the United States and Canada. The article features insights from traditional knowledge keepers who helped to create a new system of co-stewarding the APS’ indigenous archival materials and recounts how the APS established protocols for cultural sensitivity. A new model of community-based scholarship is proposed to create a more equal and respectful relationship between indigenous communities, scholars, and archives.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This article was originally published by Indiana University. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Comments

History of Archives; Digital Repatriation; Digital Knowledge Sharing; Community-Based Scholarship; Cherokee; Tuscarora; Penobscot; Anishinnaabe; Ojibwe

Keywords

History of Archives, Digital Repatriation, Digital Knowledge Sharing, Community-Based Scholarship, Cherokee, Tuscarora, Penobscot, Anishinnaabe, Ojibwe

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Date Posted: 18 September 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.