Creating Cultural Heritage Partnerships with Tribal Nations: The Stockbridge-Munsee Community

This virtual event is open to the public. Join the Zoom meeting.

Monique Chiishkohkoose Tyndall (Elk and Lynx Clans) is the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Stockbridge Munsee Community. A graduate of the Cultural Sustainability Program at Goucher College and MuseumStudies Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Monique has 20 years of experience in the Cultural Heritage field. She is a contributing author to the book, Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice. As a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, she has a deep interest in the restoration and transmission of Indigenous cultures, lifeways, and languages.

This workshop will provide support for non-tribal institutions, organizations, and scholars who are interested in engaging in partnerships with Tribal Nations within the cultural heritage field. Every Tribal Nation is unique culturally and in how they execute their sovereign powers. This workshop will focus on the Stockbridge-Munsee Community’s formal process for forming external partnerships. Participants will learn how to design a project that aligns with tribal systems, develop documents that initiate and formalize a partnership, and how to integrate the tribe’s core values into project goals.

3:45 – 5:15 pm on Thursday, Feb 3, 2022