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Ntsayka Ikanum: A Native American approach to the on-line experience


TitleNtsayka Ikanum: A Native American approach to the on-line experience
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWilliams, P., Trolan L., Ross G., & Riggs L.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2007. Proceedings
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedToronto, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsaccessibility, cultural preservation, education, interactive, research, storytelling
Abstract

This paper addresses efforts to share traditional Tribal knowledge and history through an interactive on-line experience. It speaks to the need to reach a wide and far-reaching audience while not compromising the integrity of the information shared. Ntsayka Ikanum: A Virtual Experience weaves together stories and artifacts of the Confederated Tribes of Grand RondeĆ­s history from the beginning of time to today. Told with moving multimedia, video, audio and photography, the virtual museum provides a place to go for Tribal members and the general public to hear and read the words and teachings of our ancestors. This collaborative effort teamed the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with ISITE Design to develop a Web site that is a means of exhibiting Tribal collections and sharing cultural information until a Museum and Cultural Center can be built.

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