Talks

2019 Presentations:

“A Brief History of Tribal Libraries.” Keynote address. American Indian Library Association 40th Anniversary Celebration. Washington, DC. June 2019.

“The Evolution of Library Services for Native People: A Timeline.” Keynote address. Tribal Libraries Convening: Guiding IMLS Funding to Meet the Needs of Tribal Librarians and Their Communities. Washington, D.C. June 2019.

“Native American Library Services History: Stories from the Archives.” Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT. June 2019. 

“Focusing on Indigenous Ontologies in LIS.” Library Internal Workshop. Mount Royal University Library, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2019. 

“Honoring Relationality: Centering Indigenous Perspectives in Library Services.” Invited lecture. Mount Royal University Library. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 2019. 

“Indigenous Systems of Knowledge at the Intersections of the Information Science Field and Academia.” HASTAC 2019 Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education. Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. May 2019.

“Indigenous Systems of Knowledge at the Intersections of the LIS Field and Academia.” International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum, Auckland, New Zealand. February 2019.

“The History and Development of Tribal Libraries in the United States.” International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum, Auckland, New Zealand. February 2019.

Keynote address. “The Things We Do: Indigenous Approaches to Knowledge and the Verbs that Drive Our Work.” Sorting Libraries Out: Decolonizing Classification and Indigenizing Description Indigenous Metadata Symposium. Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. March 2019.

“What’s My Path? Deciding What to do After Graduation.” Association of Research Libraries (ARL) 15 Annual Leadership Symposium. ALA Midwinter. Seattle, WA. January 2019.

2018 Presentations:

The History and Currency of Tribal Libraries: Sovereignty, Information, and Empowerment.” Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Albuquerque, NM. Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Relationality and Indigenous Systems of Knowledge: At the Heart of Indigenous Librarianship.” Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Albuquerque, NM. Friday, September 28, 2018.

“Relationality. Reciprocity. Responsibility. Respect: Library Services Based on Indigenous Systems of Knowledge.” Keynote address. Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Teacher Librarian Institute, Seattle, WA. August 8, 2018.

“Indigenous Systems of Knowledge in the Library and Information Science (LIS) Curriculum.” Panel. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 2018.

“Relationality and Indigenous Systems of Knowledge: At the Heart of an LIS Pedagogy.” Colloquia Series, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. January 2018.

2017 Presentations:

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, Albuquerque, NM. “Sharing Stories of Tribal Libraries: History, Sovereignty, and Empowerment.” 2017.

“Archival Education that Serves the Needs of Tribal Archivists and Communities: Three Perspectives.” Panel, Society of American Archivists, Portland, OR. July 2017.

“Indigenous Systems of Knowledge.” Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT. May 25, 2017.

“Tribal Library Stories.” Tribal College Librarians Professional Development Institute, Bozeman, MT. May 23, 2017. (slides available here)

2016 Presentations:

“The Indigenous Information Research Group: Rebuilding Nations, Empowering Communities.” 2016 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums, Phoenix, AZ. October 2016.

“History of the American Indian Library Association (AILA).” Recorded presentation for the 2016 AILA Executive Board. August 2016.

2015 Presentations:

New Librarians Global Connections Webinar Series. “Exploring the PhD Option.” Webinar with other speakers: Fiona Jardine and K.R. Roberto. July 30, 2015.

“Co-creating knowledge: Indigenous Systems of Knowledge and Information Institutions.” 9th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum. Winnipeg, Manitoba.  August 6, 2015.

“Native Systems of Knowledge” (poster). 9th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum. Winnipeg, Manitoba. August 2015.

“Fearless Questions and Fierce Conversations: Recruiting and Retaining LIS Doctoral Students of Color” Panel Presentation. American Library Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. June 27, 2015.

“Indigenous Systems of Knowledge and Information Institutions: Intersections and Strategies.” 14th Annual Symposium of Native & Indigenous Scholarship, University of Washington. May 8, 2015.