This presentation was a part of the session “Developing Successful Partnerships Between Tribal Communities and Non-Tribal Cultural Heritage Institutions” given at the 2013 Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The description for the entire sessions is as follows: Collaboration between tribal organizations and non-tribal cultural heritage institutions can create unique alliances and projects that build upon diverse and mutually beneficial partnerships. To encourage collaboration, several funding organizations have developed specialized initiatives for tribal organizations designed to strengthen and enrich the means for collaboration and project development. This session will highlight successful partnerships involving large repositories and tribal organizations with an emphasis on relationship building, the development of mutual agreements, memorandums of understanding, and other means of formalizing the collaborative process, as well as discussing funding and institutional support for these efforts. This overview of successful models of collaboration will offer a set of best practices for those interested sharing useful skills, knowledge, and resources through partnerships.
Session Moderator: Elizabeth Joffrion, Director of Heritage Resources, Western Washington University. Session Presenters: Natalia Fernandez, Oregon Multicultural Librarian, Oregon Multicultural Archives, Oregon State University; Kimberly Christen, Associate Professor, Washington State University; Jennifer O'Neal, University Historian and Archivist, University of Oregon Libraries; Cheryl Hinton, Director Emeritus/ Curator of Collections, Barona Cultural Center & Museum
Presentation about developing relationships between tribal communities and non-tribal cultural heritage institutions with examples from the Oregon Multicultural Archives given at the 2013 Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.