Haskell Creating New Archive Studies Program

Aug 15th, 2004 | By | Category: 16-1: Sovereignty in Indian Country, Tribal College News

Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin signed a joint agreement in summer 2003 creating a national repository for American Indian records to be maintained at a regional records service facility of the National Archivesin Lenexa, KS.

The agreement is designed to ensure high standards for the storage, preservation, and protection of American Indian documents and records, including fiduciary trust records. The repository will house consolidated American Indian records in the possession of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.

The agreement also creates an archival records management studies program to be jointly developed by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Department of the Interior (DOI), and Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS.

“The new partnership with the archives will protect American Indian records, and our joint partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University will also result in a highly-trained, Native American workforce that will support the ongoing management and protection of these records for future generations,” Carlin said.


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