Indigenizing Archives through Digital Sovereignty, Digital Curation & Language Revitalization


The open-forum talk and discussion will draw on how archival best practices is currently being applied and indigenized at Cherokee Nation’s Language Department with the mindfulness that digital assets are more than just worthy of digital preservation; they are an irreplaceable cultural resource that act as one of the greatest tools for language revitalization efforts.

Jerrid Lee Miller is a Cherokee Nation citizen, US Army veteran and the current Language Archivist for the Cherokee Nation Language Department. He is working in tandem with both the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in developing a shared digital repository that will focus on language preservation and revitalization efforts for their shared digital materials.

This event is co-organized by the CIRCLE, MARA, and CPGE Academic EDISJ Committee.