Native American Archives Section

Mission Statement

To serve as a forum to educate archivists on the complexities and beauty of Native American archives of the Western Hemisphere and as a source of communication and inspiration for archivists working with Native American collections.

Section HistoryDavid George-Shongo (Seneca), first NAAR Chair, 2005-2007

The Section (formerly Roundtable) was formed as a result of a petition at the 2005 SAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. On August 13, 2005, SAA Council approved the Roundtable by a unanimous vote. For more information see the article, "Strengthening Tribal Archives," by Briana Bob, in the September/October 2005 Archival Outlook (page 21). David L. George-Shongo, Jr. (see photo) was elected the first NAAR Chair in 2005.

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This Spring, in collaboration with the SAA Privacy and Confidentiality and Collection Management Sections, as well as the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington State University, NAAS organized a two-part Mukurtu Workshop and Panel Event exploring how to thoughtfully approach managing, restricting, and providing access to Indigenous archival materials in your collections.
Check out the 2021 Candidates! Voting will begin soon!
NAAS is holding a special election for two vacancies on the Steering Committee. Check out candidate statements and check your email inbox to vote by SEPTEMBER 17.
Apply by July 31 for free annual meeting registration and one year's annual membership to SAA!
Check out the 2020 Candidates! Voting will begin soon!
If you work with Native American archival materials, and/or are interested in learning more about the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, come be part of the NAAS team. Tribal Archivists are encouraged to apply.
Voting will close on Tuesday, July 16. Please vote now!
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