This seminar will focus on studying and applying Indigenous methodologies to the preservation, dissemination, and curation of Indigenous information. The seminar’s series of conversations will build a community of practice at Amherst and provide a humanistic theoretical base to support our long-term decolonizing work in archives, libraries, and museums. As academic librarians, archivists, curators, and educators, we are responsible for enacting ethical and relational practices in our work with Indigenous students, colleagues, and community members. However, as we were trained and educated in colonial institutions, we have not been introduced to, nor deeply engaged with, Indigenous knowledge frameworks.
Organized by Brandon Castle, Katherine Caughlin, Alana Kumbier, Sara Smith (Frost Library)