Museums and Native American Knowledges
OCTOBER 28TH and 29TH, 2006
Arizona State University proudly presents the Museums and Native Knowledges symposium as an opportunity to explore the changing historical relationships between native communities and museums. Significant topics include Native American knowledge systems and their contribution to curatorial practices and the development of tribal museums, as well as changing ideologies within national museums. With a unique series of workshops and no registration fee, Museums and Native Knowledges is designed as an accessible forum for scholars, practitioners and students to foster new dialogues on the history and current concerns of Native Americans and museum professionals.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2006
Architecture and Environmental Design Auditorium AED 280
Session 1: Native Curation.
Increasing numbers of Native American curators have created new protocol, ideas and planning for the interpretation of Native American cultures. This panel looks at the contributions these individuals have made to the museum profession, as well as the complexities encountered through Native self-representation in mainstream museums. CO-CHAIRS: Hartman Lomawaima (Hopi), Director, Arizona State Museum and Darsita Ryan (Dine), Arizona State University. SPEAKERS • Emma Hansen (Pawnee), Curator, Plains Indian Museum • Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), Associate Curator, National Museum of the American Indian • Cynthia L. Chavez (San Felipe/Hopi/Tewa/Navajo), Director, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Session 2: Tribal Museums and Community Knowledges.
Native American communities face numerous challenges presented by differences between Euro-American and Native American knowledge systems. This panel looks at the role tribal museums play in exploring these knowledges and developing culturally appropriate programming. CHAIR: Gwyneira Isaac, Director, Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology. SPEAKERS • Jim Enote (Zuni), Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center • Morgan Perkins, State University of New York - Pottsdam • Sven Haakanson, Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository
Session 3: Indigenous History, Memory and Narrative in Museums: New Discourses on Collaboration.
Collaborations define the new relationships between Native Americans and mainstream museums. While these efforts appear to be moving in a positive direction, many complexities have yet to be addressed. This panel will examine the successes of these new approaches, as well as the challenges that remain. CHAIR: Amy Lonetree (Ho-Chunk), Portland State University. SPEAKERS • Pauline Wakeham, University of Western Ontario • Amy Lonetree, Portland State University • Nancy Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache), Smith College
Session 4: Great Lakes Alliance for Research in Aboriginal Art and Culture (GRASAC)
Made up of researchers from Canadian Aboriginal communities, North American and European museums and universities, a group of GRASAC participants will discuss their role in developing a database and virtual archive for the study of Great Lakes culture. CHAIR: Ruth Phillips, Canada Research Chair, Carleton University. SPEAKERS • Ruth Phillips, Carleton University • Keith Jamieson (Mohawk), Woodland Cultural Center • Alan Corbiere (Anishinaabe), Ojibwe Cultural Foundation • Heidi Bohaker, Post-doctoral fellow, Carleton University
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006
Workshops I, II: Arizona State University Memorial Union
9-10:30 a.m. Workshop 1 • Tribal Museums and Community Programming
11-12:30 p.m. Workshop 2 • Native Americans and Museum Training
Registration: Attendance is free, but space is limited, so register early to assure participation. To register by email contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information contact (480) 965-6224 or consult our website www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/asuma
Kimberly Arth, Acting Curator
ASU Museum of Anthropology
PO Box 87402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402
Phone: (480) 965-6224
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