"Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond" will be hosted by the American Philosophical Society online September 21-25, 2020. The conference is part of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) and will reflect new and emerging scholarship in Native American and Indigenous Studies and allied fields. NASI complements the collaborative, community-engaged work of the American Philosophical Society’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which works with Indigenous communities throughout North America and with scholars and researchers in many disciplines. The goal of CNAIR is to assist people in discovering and utilizing the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum’s extensive archival collections in innovative ways that honor Indigenous knowledge, cultivate scholarship, and strengthen languages and cultural traditions.
The conference will kickoff on Monday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. EDT with a plenary discussion on "Strengthening Indigenous Scholarship, Archives, and Education," featuring Lisa Brooks (Amherst College), Amos Key, Jr. (Brock University), and Jennifer O'Neal (University of Oregon).
The conference is free and open to all who register. Please visit the conference website for more details and to view the full program.