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.




News & Announcements

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.
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.
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