11:15am - 12:30pm Undoing Colonial Practices in Museums and Historical Sites
Thursday Sep 21 - Lacombe Room
“Museums can be very painful sites for Native peoples, as they are intimately tied to the colonization process” (Amy Lonetree, Decolonizing Museums, 2012). Undoing the legacy of colonialism in museums is necessary when addressing Indigenous needs and priorities. A decolonized approach with Indigenous collections can be applied to most museums—given their origins as colonial institutions. Participants will learn how to undo the colonial mindset that exists within our institutional DNA with colleagues from museums in, Arizona, California, and Maine.