There’s a long history of museums misusing or stealing sacred Native items, ignoring tribes’ concerns, and portraying Indigenous people in a poor light. It’s taken years of education and legislation, but many museums are now much more Native-friendly and work to involve Native people in the process of creating and presenting exhibitions. We’ll talk with Native museum experts about why a career in the museum field might be a good decision.
Joe Horse Capture (A’aninin) – director of Native American Initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society
Kathleen Ash-Milby (Navajo) – associate curator for the National Museum of the American Indian in New York
Dr. Heather Ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw) – senior curator American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
Break 1 Music: Intertribal (song) Cree Confederation (artist) Pakosiyimitan (album)
Break 2 Music: Apsaalooke Double Beat (Sung for Head Lady Dancer Dora Old Elk) (song) Warscout (artist) Scouts (album)