Annual Ted Samore Lecture- 2011

I Am The Corn: Relationality in Native American Knowledge Organization



Dr. Cheryl Metoyer
Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Research
University of Washington Information School
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Washington Department of American Indian Studies

Presentation Description

Native American knowledge systems reflect a worldview that is cohesive, complex and highly sophisticated. The conceptual foundations of these cultural systems enable recording, storing and classifying information in ways that reflect Native American values and have the potential for bridging Native American knowledge systems with mainstream knowledge organization research. Through the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Professor Metoyer will examine the challenges at the intersection of Native American knowledge systems, the historical record, and knowledge organization.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217

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Dr. Cheryl Metoyer
Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Research
University of Washington Information School
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Washington Department of American Indian Studies

About the Speaker: Cheryl Metoyer is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at the Information School (iSchool), and Adjunct Associate Professor in American Indian Studies (AIS), at the University of Washington.  Dr. Metoyer’s research interests include indigenous systems of knowledge with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations; information seeking behaviors in cultural communities; and ethics and leadership in cultural communities.  After completing her degree Dr. Metoyer working as a Project Director at that National Indian Education Association, assisted tribes and state agencies in planning and developing library services in urban and reservations communities.  Over the years, she has had the honor of assisting the Mashantucket Pequot, Cahuilla, San Manuel, Yakama, Navajo, Seneca, Mohawk and the Lakota nations in the development of their libraries, archives and museums.

A video archive of the event can be found at:
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/groups/sois/media/samore/samore_metoyer_2011-09-04/video.html

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