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Friday, March 18, 2011

Plateau Peoples' Web Portal

Five of Washington's tribes are working together with Washington State University to make digitized cultural materials available in the Plateau People's Web Portal. The Coeur d'Alene, Colville, Spokane, Umatilla, and Yakama are each in charge of what materials are available to public access, and what materials remain private to the tribe. As the website says, "The materials in the portal have been chosen and curated by the tribes. Tribal administrators, working with their tribal governments, have provided information and their own additional materials to the portal as a means of expanding and extending the archival record."

There's a detailed conference presentation, Digital Repatriation, Reciprocal Curation and the Ethics of Circulating Native Knowledge in the Plateau Region, about how this project deals with issues of access to and control of Cultural Knowledge.