The Indigenous Archive

Instruction

Response essay – Review Liza Posas. 2020. “The Stories In Between.” Society of American Archivists’ Archives in Context. August 11. Guidelines provided on Bruin Learn.

NOTE: Referenced document, “Protocols for Native American Archival Materials.” 2006.

https://www2.nau.edu/libnap-p/

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Recall that this class is devoted tothe colonial impulse to erase living Indigenous peoples while simultaneously collecting their resources – intellectual as well as physical. From your syllabus:

This senior capstone course will draw from the emerging literature critiquing the outdated curatorial practices of the last 200 years while offering community-centered perspectives of care and engagement. Topics such as appropriation, copyright, intellectual property, cultural resilience and futurity will be discussed drawing from multidisciplinary sources. Ethical concerns will center discussions of provenance, transcription, context, distribution and interpretation of original source materials.

ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING PROMPTS USING 300 OR LESS WORDS FOR EACH PROMPT. Do not use a title page, do not provide an introduction or conclusion. Simply answer the prompts.

1) Identify one or two central point(s) made. What is being critiqued? (less than 300 words)

2) How is this value being promoted or critiqued? What methodology is utilized? What evidence is provided? (less than 300 words)

3) What further questions do you have? What topics might you approach differently? (less than 300 word)

Your work should be saved in A MICROSOFT WORD, double spaced, page numbered, with a heading (the name of the student, date, email and the class the student is enrolled in) and endnotes.

You are required to identify two core terms from your readings and class discussions (noted in bold and provided with a definition) in addition to citing at least two course articles or links. 

Remember that a lecture may contain several points made. Do not attempt to address ALL arguments, focus in on a primary theme or debate the speaker is addressing.

What is a “core term”? Core terms are those words and phrases that emerge from your readings, class discussions and course materials. While this course will develop a “keyterms” list over the course of the quarter, you are not limited to these. You may even provide a core term from your readings in a different class or context. Remember to make clear the meaning of your term by providing a brief definition. 

GRADING RUBRIC

25 points – Follow instructions correctly. What is being critiqued? How is this value being critiqued? What methodology is utilized? What evidence is provided? What further questions do you have? What topics might you approach differently?

25 points – Effective use of scholarly literature.  You are required to identify TWO core terms (noted in bold and provided with a definition) as well as cite at least TWO course articles. Citations are required for the articles, preferably in the form of endnotes.

25 points – Technical issues – Grammar, document saved correctly, word count correct, saved in Microsoft Word, numbered.

25 points – Depth and effectiveness of analysis. Remember that a lecture may contain several points made. Do not attempt to address ALL arguments, focus in on a primary theme or debate the speaker is addressing

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