NAAS Reparative Description Webinar Now Available!

On May 26, 2021, the Native American Archives Section (NAAS) hosted the webinar "Implementing Reparative Description for Indigenous Collections." This webinar was the second in the Identity Series, a collaboration between multiple Society of American Archivists (SAA) sections to create events that celebrate who we are as people and archivists.

The purpose of this webinar was to:

  • define reparative description, especially as it relates to Native/Indigenous archival collections;
  • discuss the importance of reparative description, but also its limitations;
  • contextualize reparative description within broader conversations happening inside and outside of the archives field;
  • offer real-world examples from speakers' own experiences; and
  • suggest resources that participants can consult to learn more.

The webinar included a Q&A discussion with panelists at the end.

There was an overwhelming turnout, with over 500 preregistrants and over 270 participants during the live event. NAAS is grateful to everyone who registered, participated, and/or shared the event announcement with their colleagues. We could not have done this without you!

We are now pleased to offer the webinar recording and slides for anyone who wishes to view them. The recording is hosted on SAA's YouTube page and includes closed captioning. The slides are linked below.

Please stay tuned for future sessions in the Identity Series! To stay connected with NAAS, please join our free listserv and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

NAAS Reparative Description.pdf1.55 MB