SAR’s 2018-2019 Anne Ray interns share a public presentation on their research and reflect on their time at SAR.
Felicia speaks about the “Guide to Indigenous Land and Territorial Acknowledgements for Cultural Institutions” that she developed as a component of her Master’s thesis at New York University. This resource, created to function as a comprehensive guide for institutions such as museums, archives, libraries, and universities, aims to recognize and respect Indigenous homelands and inherent sovereignty. While at SAR, she continued research for the Guide and finalized a version that is now available online: http://landacknowledgements.org/
Samantha presents research on the process of digitizing objects within both museum institutions and tribal museums. Her work compares and contrasts the dissemination of information through searches in online collections, and explores when and how museums include Native community voices in publishing their collections online. The work also examines the effectiveness of accessibility for community members and researchers. Her presentation will discuss the progress and results of her research while at SAR.