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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Recent News & Announcements

The 2013 NAAR Report is now available and includes an overview of leadership and projects. The minutes have also been posted to the 2013 Annual Meeting page.
This years meeting took place on Friday, August 16, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Congratulations to our newly elected leadership members!
It's Election Season! Check out the candidates for the NAAR Steering Committee, including Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. Voting begins July 2013.
Join us to discuss recent activities, initiatives, and issues concerning indigenous archives, ways of knowing, and cultural heritage. The meeting will include a presentation by Kelvin White, Professor at University of Oklahoma and participant in the Archives Education Research Institute, regarding diverse curriculum initiatives. In addition, Kirsten Thorpe (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive) and Shannon Faulkhead (Monash University) will present regarding various archive initiatives and projects in Australia, including the Indigenous Archives Network. (Aqua 308)
The NAAR Steering Committee is pleased to announce the ballot of candidates for the upcoming 2012 election. The ballot is below with supplemental material submitted by the candidates.
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