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Monday, August 5 • 9:00am - 10:00am
503 - Beyond the Familiar Terms: Repairing Indigenous Collections through Inclusive Processing

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This panel is designed to help archivists with indigenous collections and those who are interested in decolonization and tribal inclusion but are unsure about how to begin. Whether it’s outdated nomenclature and cataloging schema, confusing access restrictions, or poor provenance and documentation, processing indigenous collections can be daunting. The panelists take an interactive deep dive into the unique challenges that archivists face in processing indigenous collections, and encourage attendees to incorporate inclusive practices in their archives.

Anna E. Harbine: Incorporating Tribal Voices into Processing and Creating New Descriptive Procedures for Older and More Established Collections
Tisa Matheson: Establishing Nomenclature and Incorporating Tribal Handling Practices
Gena Peone: Tribal Practices in the Preservation of Historic Records


Facilitators
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Anna E. Harbine

Curator of Archives and Special Collections, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Anna Harbine is a public historian and curator who has managed the archives of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture since 2015. She has a master's in history from Eastern Washington University and previously worked at the Washington State Archives.

Speakers
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Tisa Matheson

American Indian Collections Specialist, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Tisa Matheson is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe with ancestral roots in central Idaho. She has an MLIS from San Jose State University specializing in cultural records, and has worked with collections at Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture since 2001.
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Gena Peone

Archivist, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Gena Peone is an enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians. A graduate of SJSU, she was a 2017 curatorial fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum, and has spent her career working with tribes on historic preservation in both museums and archives.


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