Reclaiming Land: In and Out of the Museum


Western Museums Association Annual Meeting

Pasadena, CA


Dakota Keene

Date & Time:

10.06.2023 | 11:15 am–12:30 pm

Indigenous led museum and nature-based projects generally include discussions of human connectivity to the land and non-human relatives. In this session we move beyond typical perspectives to explore a spectrum of projects that teach about our connectivity to the natural world, some inside, some out, some that engage visitors through conventional museum practice and some with no interpretation at all—rooting people to place and centering narratives of Native relationships with land by highlighting health, balance and reciprocation—elucidating Native values and knowledge related to the land and ultimately the rationale for “land back” efforts.

Join Mithun partner Dakota Keene for “Reclaiming Land: In and Out of the Museum” to hear an informed discussion about indigenous-led museum and nature projects that center Native values and teach knowledge related to the land.

Dakota will be moderating this dialogue between Live Oak Consulting owner Deana Dartt and Robin Little Wing Sigo, director of the Suquamish Research and Strategic Development Department of The Suquamish Foundation/The Suquamish Tribe.

Date Posted: 10.06.2023