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.




Recent News & Announcements

This report provides a narrative overview of the major projects and activities that the NAAS has fulfilled from August 2018 to August 2019.
NAAS section leaders are currently seeking submissions for our case studies series on how archivists, librarians, and other cultural heritage professionals are using the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials to manage and evolve access policies to Native American materials within their own repositories.
This years meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 3:00-4:30PM, at the Cleveland Convention Center, Room 23. The draft agenda is posted here.
Check out the 2015 Candidates! Voting begins July 1 and ends July 14!
Congratulations to our newly elected leadership members!
This years meeting will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014, 4:00-5:30PM, at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, DC. The full agenda is forthcoming and will be posted below.
Jennifer O'Neal provides a brief update about a recent presentation at the Association for Canadian Archivist annual conference in Victoria, Canada. The blog details the session titled "Looking Toward the Future: Aboriginal Archives in the US and Canada."
It's Election Season! Check out the candidates for the NAAR Leadership positions, including Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Steering Committee members. Voting begins July 2014.
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