Museum Sovereignty Project

The CIRI Foundation (TCF) would like to invite you to complete a 14-question survey that is aimed at understanding how Alaska Native people would like to engage with museums that care for Alaska Native cultural belongings. This survey has been developed as part of the Alaska Native Museum Sovereignty initiative, a program that addresses how to help museums add Indigenous stories, perspectives and voices in exhibition and collection spaces.  Please visit TCF's website for details: https://thecirifoundation.org/project-grants/alaska-native-cultural-heritage-and-artistic-sovereignty-in-museums

The survey will close on November 24. By completing the survey, you can choose to be entered in a drawing for a thank you gift.

For more information about the Alaska Native Museum Sovereignty Project or any questions, please contact Nadia Sethi (nsethi@thecirifoundation.org).

Quyana!

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* 1. Museums in Alaska are accessible and welcoming to Alaska Native people.

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* 2. Following the question above, do you have suggestions about how museums could be more welcoming to Indigenous peoples?

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* 3. Are there examples of material culture from your community that should not be publicly exhibited or shared? If so please explain.

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* 4. Are there examples of material culture from your community that should only be handled by certain people (for example based on gender, social status, age group). If so, please share details.

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* 5. What kind of community outreach opportunities would you like to see offered by museums and cultural centers in Alaska?

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* 6. Repatriation: How important is repatriation to your community?

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* 7. Based on your experiences, do you believe that Alaska Native peoples and cultures are accurately represented within museum spaces?

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* 8. As a follow-up to the question above, do you have suggestions for how museums could better represent Alaska Native cultures

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* 9. How important is it for museums to have Indigenous representation on staff (as cultural liaison, curators or collections staff)?

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* 10. How important is it for museums to use Indigenous languages?

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* 11. How important is it for museums to have Land Acknowledgements

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* 12. On average, how many times per year do you visit a museum?

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* 13. How many times in the last two years have you visited a museum website or online content from a museum?

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* 14. What part of the museum website did you engage with?

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* 15. Thank you for submitting this survey. If you would like to be entered in a drawing for a  thank you gift, please enter your contact information below. The drawing will take place on November 24, 2021. If you choose note to enter your contact information below, your response to this survey will be anonymous. 

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