Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums

Map courtesy of National Archive Catalog.

Museums throughout the world hold important collections of Alaska Native material culture. How can museums add Indigenous stories, perspectives and voices in exhibition and collection spaces? How can community members better access the material belongings that museums hold? 

The Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums project seeks to develop opportunities for Indigenous creative intervention in museums while supporting material culture documentation through a curatorial fellowship program.

Are you interested in a learning how to be involved in this work? Please contact The CIRI Foundation to find out how you can partner on this new initiative.

Images courtesy of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center,
photographed by Wayde Carroll.