A Defense of Native American’s Rights Over Their Traditional Cultural Expressions

April 30, 2014 in General

I’ve been thinking about Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE) a lot since the Alaska Native Issues Round Table meeting this year at AkLA. In my musings I recently encountered a paper by Kay Mathiesen, a professor in the School of Information Resources & Library Science at the University of Arizona. She makes a strong ethical case for the recognition of TCE and support for the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials.

The paper was originally published in The American Archivist, Volume 75, Number 2 / Fall-Winter 2012, p.456-481. I think it’s well worth reading. A link to a draft of the paper is below:



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