Monthly Archives: December 2016

Appropriation and Repatriation

As America appears headed into an era of political oversimplification, stereotyping, and resentment, now seems like a good time to reflect on one potential casualty in the current war against the so-called “politically correct”—cultural patrimony. That concept, which appears as … Continue reading

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A Victory for Repatriation

At its heart, repatriation is all about sovereignty. The Army Corps of Engineers’ December 5th decision to halt drilling at Oahe Lake is a recognition, albeit a belated one, of the sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. For a … Continue reading

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Indigenous Archives in the Digital Age II

The speakers at Dartmouth’s Indigenous Archives symposium offered suggestions and provided digital archiving models that went far beyond simply adding Native voices to pre-existing archival architectures. Although they agreed that we must continue with collaborations and protocols already established between … Continue reading

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