Hot of the digital press…the Journal of Western Archives just published a special issue about Native American archives, and the OMA is included for its work on the 2012 Oregon Tribal Archives Institute!
The special issue features articles by Jennifer O’Neal, Kimberly Christen, David Lewis, and Zachary Jones. Topics covered include: the historic and current policies regarding Native American archives as well as major activities and achievements of the national indigenous archives movement; Indigenous archival management as it relates to digital assets and reimagining intellectual property in the context of the needs of tribal communities; the history of the Southwest Oregon Research Project; and the complex history of contrived photographs of Native American Indians created by non-Native photographers around the turn of the twentieth century.
And of course, the OMA’s article “Developing and Organizing an Archival Education Training Opportunity for Oregon’s Tribal Communities: The Oregon Tribal Archives Institute” about the 2012 Oregon Tribal Archives Institute (OTAI) hosted by Oregon State University. OTAI was a week long archival education training opportunity specifically designed for Oregon’s nine federally recognized tribes. The article describes the OTAI project development, organization, and implementation; it offers various lessons learned that can be applied by others who wish to offer a similar archival education institute.
Here are all the links you’ll need to get reading!