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The NDLA EDI Discussion series addresses topics of interest to all libraries from an EDI lens. We provide a space for sharing ideas, asking questions, and learning from each other. Discussions take place quarterly and each have a recommended resource or two to explore beforehand.

See our Previous EDI Discussions for notes and resources gathered during previous sessions.

Current Discussion

Truth, Justice, and Healing: Discussing the National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive

January 30, 2:30 PM CST | Zoom

In August 2023, the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) published a list of over 523 institutions whose goal was to assimilate Indigenous children into settler-American ways of living. In tandem with this research, the archives team at NABS have been working to build the National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive (NIBSDA) to provide access to primary source materials from institutions around the country. It is their hope that with the documentation of these records they will usher in a movement that amplifies the voices and experiences of these children in order to promote truth, justice, and healing for communities affected by the U.S. Indian Boarding School Policy. Join us for a discussion of the archive led by NABS Digital Archives Assistant, Fallon Carey. Participants will get a guided tour of NIBSDA, instruction, and learn about the type of primary source materials collected from the National Archives at Seattle followed by an opportunity to discuss challenges and successes of building the National Indian Boarding School Digital Archive. Register here.

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