The OMA was busy at this year’s AABC/NWA conference! Earlier this month the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) and the Northwest Archivists (NWA) held a joint conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the OMA participated in three sessions:
Session 1: Roundtable: “Prescripts and Postscripts: Connecting Theatre Companies and Archives in the Pacific Northwest” ~ In this session the OMA shared information regarding the Miracle Theatre Project; intern Mike Dicianna presented. Helice Koffler of the University of Washington was the session moderator and she discussed the American Theatre Archives Project as well as the Seattle Theatre Archives guide. Other presenters included theatre researchers, Renée Bucciarelli, City Stage New West, and Ken McIntosh, co-author of Burning Up the Infield.
Session 2: Panel: “The Oregon Tribal Archives Institute: Providing a Professional Development and Networking Opportunity for Oregon’s Tribal Communities” ~ The OMA has blogged quite a bit about this project and for the first time was able to share it on a regional level! The OMA presented on its role within the project the other presenters included David Lewis, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Jennifer O’Neal, University of Oregon; and Larry Landis, Oregon State University. More information is located on the OTAI Project Website
Session 3: Roundtable: NWA’s Native American Collections Roundtable ~ The NWA-NAC roundtable was first conceived at the 2012 NWA Conference during the session, “The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials.” NWA-NAC Roundtable members, including the OMA, shared the history and progress made to create the roundtable; discussed the bylaws; and brainstormed topics for the NWA-NAC blog and future projects. The Roundtable Moderator was Mariecris Gatlabayan, University of Alaska Anchorage. Be sure to check out the NWA-NACR website for more information.
Kim Christen, Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies and Director of Digital Projects at the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at Washington State University, gave a great keynote address “Relationships not Records: Connecting Communities and Collections.” Christen’s ongoing work explores the intersections of cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, intellectual property rights, the ethics of openness, and the use of digital technologies in and by indigenous communities globally.
Click here for the Full Conference Program (PDF)
Next up for the OMA during conference season is two upcoming presentations at the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, in New Mexico this June!