Call for Volunteers: Archival Repatriation Committee

July 27, 2022—The SAA Council has approved creation of an Archival Repatriation Committee whose principal charge is to "ensure that the organization's services, activities, policies, communications, and products support the goal of supporting archivists in repatriating and receiving archival materials. It coordinates with various SAA entities, external organizations, and originating communities and monitors, evaluates, advocates for, and reports on matters relating to the repatriation of archival materials."

The committee consists of six members and two co-chairs, who are appointed by the SAA vice president/president-elect. Committee members serve staggered three-year terms. The co-chairs shall serve staggered two-year terms. The immediate past chair of the Native American Archives Section serves as a committee member for a one-year term. The vice president/president-elect shall appoint one committee member after consultation with the executive director of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums.

Read the full committee charge and, if you are interested in serving, please complete the Volunteer Form by Monday, August 15.


Email any questions to