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In this workshop, they will think about how to take an intentionally anti-colonial or indigenizing approach to the planning, execution and presentation of oral history.
Attendees will consider how certain stories are told, the questions asked, and the additional information used to supplement the narratives, ensuring that the stories amplify, empower the people that share stories.
Exercises and discussion during the workshop will explore project, interview, and editorial design.
This event will be recorded and the recording will be made available to registered attendees.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian of Cree-Ojibwa and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Master of Arts Program at Columbia University. She is Project Director of the Aryeh Neier Oral History Project at the Columbia Center for Oral History Research [CCOHR]. Sara is currently co-editing two anthologies of Indigenous letters, for Penguin/Random House Canada.
She is the editor of How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America (2020, Voice of Witness/Haymarket Books). She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. Sara’s current and previous clients include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of the City of New York and New York City Department of Environmental Protection. She served as Oral History Association’s program committee co-chair in 2021.
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