"an international non-profit organization that maintains a network of support for indigenous programs, provides culturally relevant programming and services, encourages collaboration among tribal and non-tribal cultural institutions, and articulates contemporary issues related to developing and sustaining the cultural sovereignty of Native Nations."
- Raise public awareness of the contributions and needs of indigenous cultural institutions through its international network of partners, both indigenous and non-indigenous;
- Provide culturally responsive services and programs through regional and national training events, web resources, and individual consultations;
- Partner with national organizations that provide training and services related to archives, libraries, and museums to incorporate indigenous perspectives into programs and services; and
- Serve as an advocate for indigenous cultural institutions with tribal leaders, funders, and government officials.
- Sustaining Indigenous Cultures Report: The Structure, Activities, & Needs of Tribal Archives, Libraries, & Museums (2012)
- GAO Smithsonian Repatriation Report (2011)
- Keepers of the Treasure- Protecting Historic Properties and Cultural Traditions on Indian Lands (1990)
- Leadership Development in the Native Arts and Culture Sector (2008)
- Pathways to Excellence- A Report on Improving Library and Information Services for Native American Peoples (1992)
- Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (2007)
- Tribal Museums in America
- White House Tribal Nations Report (2010)
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)
- International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, & Museums
- June 9-15
- 'inspire work in recognizing the importance of Native voices in "postcolonial" America and provide information and knowledge useful in your own communities and institutions.'
- Greater Than the Sum of Our Parts AASLH/ATALM Annual Meeting
- September 17-20
- "will feature ATALM-sponsored programs that are intended to build bridges between tribal and non-tribal organizations. "
- Intends to Address:
- Successful collaborations between tribal and non-tribal organizations
- Lessons learned from disappointing partnerships
- Keys to building strategic networks among others in your communities
- Indigenous ways of knowing that will help non-tribal organizations deal authentically with collections and interpretation