In this video, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, retired United States Senator from Coloarado, accepts the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums' Trailblazer Award. In his acceptance speech, he discusses some of his legislative acheivements impacting Native Americans including his role in creating the National Museum for the American Indian and passing the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He concludes his speech by affirming his committment to keep working to improve conditions in Native American communities.
In this video, Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, introdcues Ben Nighthorse Campbell, recipient of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museum's Trailblazer Award. Gover describes Campbell's legislative achievements on behalf of Native Americans as a United States congressman and senator. Gover also describes his professional relationship with Campbell.
In this video, Bruce Bernstein, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at the Pueblo of Pojoaque, reports on the Repatriation Summit held on October 10, 2016, prior to the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums conference. He describes a draft document from the Summit aimed at making recommendations for improving NAGPRA and calls for comments for revision.
In this video, Peggy Mainor, Executive Director of the Mica Group, describes the Mica Group's guide to successful language revitalization programs, which they are currently drafting. She solicits input on the project. Della Warrior, Founding Member of the Mica Group, describes the work of the Mica Group, which provides funding and consultation for projects related to the preservation of language and cultural heritage.
In this video, Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Assistant Director for Collections at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), announces that NMAI is concluding its survey on the professional development needs and opportunities for museum staff at tribally funded cultural heritage institutions. She also encourages the audience to participate in a session on professional development.
In this video, Kathryn Matthew, Director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), describes some grants awarded by IMLS to Tribal cultural heritage institutions. She also describes a collaborative relationship between the IMLS and its partners. Through these agreements partners provide expertise on collections and the communities they serve and IMLS provides financial resources and professional best practices, where needed.
Kevin Gover, in his keynote address at the 2015 Assocaition of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums conference, discusses origin myths and how American origin myths misrepresent the history and experience of American Indians. He argues that while these myths are popular and persistent, they can be changed through advocacy and strong scholarshp. He then discusses some efforts by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian's efforts to counter popular misrepresentations of American Indians. This speech was given at the ATALM annual conference in Washington DC, on September 11, 2015.
In this video, Deborah Olster, Senior Advisor for the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF), gives her report on the Languages Summit that took place on September 9, 2015 as part of the pre-conference activities at the 2015 Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums conference. In her report, Olster provides an overview of the NSF's linguistics program and the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program, which includes the Breath of Life Institute. The report was given on September 11, 2015 at the ATALM conference in Washington, DC.
In this video, Gerard Baker, former Superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Monument, gives his acceptance speech for the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums' 2015 Pathfinder Award. In his speech, Baker discusses his career and how his personal, family, and community history provide guidance. Specifically, he elaborates on the role that stories play in the survival of his community after being displaced due to the damming of the Missouri River. In addition, he discusses the conflict between being an effective administrator and an effective advocate for tribal communities. Finally, he talks about the importance of preserving Indigenous culture through ritual and recording family and community histories. This speech was given at the ATALM annual conference in Washington DC, on September 12, 2015.
In this video, Peggy Plympton, Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), provides an overview of the NEH's activities supporting Native American cultural heritage. She discusses programs supporting tribal colleges and universities, Indigenous language documentation, and preservation of audiovisual materials. This report was given during the Friday luncheon on September 11, 2015 at the ATALM conference held in Washington, DC.