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Contested Collections: Grappling With History and Forging Pathways for Repatriation

A virtual symposium to examine the complicated histories of cultural heritage collections, the expropriation of artifacts through colonialism and looting, the ethics of ownership and restitution, and decolonization in libraries, archives, and museums.

Beyond NAGPRA: Centering Cultural Sovereignty and Indigenous Knowledge Systems

May 18, 2022, 2-3:30pm PDT

 

Fidelia Fielding diary / Photo credit: Cornell University

 

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is the law that covers repatriation in the United States. Considering its limitations, what is the responsibility of libraries, archives, and museums in relinquishing ownership of other Native items? How have other countries dealt with repatriation? The panelists will examine these issues, provide repatriation examples, and discuss how Indigenous communities, knowledge systems, and processes could and should be centered moving forward.

 


Speakers:

Moderator: Camille Callison (Tahltan Nation), University Librarian, University of the Fraser Valley; Co-Lead, National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance


Session Recording

Update (5/23/22): The recording of this program will be available here once ready. We anticipate that it will be available by the end of this week.