Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This article examines a long-term collaboration between a nontribal and a tribal organization—Western Washington University and the Lummi Nation. The narrative describes efforts to share and understand the Native cultural resources acquired by the university in the years prior to the development of professional practices for the appropriate management and use of Native American archival materials and explores a series of moral and ethical challenges from both the Native and non-Native perspectives. The article offers strategies for sharing expertise, knowledge, and cultural resources that can assist in addressing historical injustices, misunderstandings, and mistrust founded in the misappropriation of Native heritage by non-Native institutions.

Publication Title

Archival Issues: Journal of the Midwest Archives Conference

Volume

37

Issue

2

First Page

7

Last Page

21

Required Publisher's Statement

Permission to post was granted by the Archival Issues editorial board, July 5, 2016.

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