Reclaiming Land - In and Out of the Museum

  • Friday, October 6, 2023
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena Ballroom


Deana Dartt, Owner, Live Oak Consulting
Robin Little Wing Sigo, Director of the Suquamish Research & Strategic Development Department, The Suquamish Foundation/The Suquamish Tribe


Dakota Keene, Partner; Landscape Architect, Mithun


  • Community Engagement, Indigenous, Visitor Experience

Learning Format: Conversation

Indigenous led museum and nature-based projects generally include discussions of human connectivity to the land and non-human relatives. In this session we move beyond typical perspectives to explore a spectrum of projects that teach about our connectivity to the natural world, some inside, some out, some that engage visitors through conventional museum practice and some with no interpretation at all—rooting people to place and centering narratives of Native relationships with land by highlighting health, balance and reciprocation—elucidating Native values and knowledge related to the land and ultimately the rationale for “land back” efforts.