Decolonizing the Narrative of Native American Museum Interpretations

This panel session was originally presented at the CAM 2019 conference in San Francisco and will be adapted for a webinar format.


Presenters: Nicole Lim, Joely Proudfit, Kouslaa Kessler-Mata, Alexis Bunten
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM

This webinar builds awareness and understanding for interpreting Native American history and cultures in museums. Examine the impacts of colonization on existing narratives and strategies for integrating native perspectives into civic discourse. Explore multimedia, curricular, and professional development resources, as well as collaborative partnerships for expanding your knowledge of Native American interpretations to foster diversity and cultural intelligence in your exhibitions, collections, and programming.

Learning Objectives: 
After attending this program, participants will be able to develop strategies for reducing and eliminating historical bias in Native American museum interpretation and understand the role of historical trauma in engaging audiences in Native American interpretations.

Nicole Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center; Moderator

Joely Proudfit, Executive Director, The California Culture and Sovereignty Center; Speaker

Kouslaa Kessler-Mata, Professor, University of San Francisco; Speaker

Alexis Bunten, Co-Director, Bioneers Indigeneity Program; Speaker

This event is part of CAM's Lunch & Learn free webinar series. Please contact Celeste DeWald if you would like to sponsor this event. Click here to learn more about Lunch & Learn sponsorship.

Connection Instructions
Registrants will be emailed connection instructions 24 hours in advance.

If you have questions about the program, registration, or connecting to the webinar, please contact Lacey Lieberthal, Administrative Coordinator, at

6/12/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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