Ho-Chunk academic and museum practitioner Amy Lonetree defined decolonization as “(the) privileging (of) Indigenous voice and perspective, through challenging stereotypical representations of Native people that were produced in the past, and by serving as educational forums for our own communities and the general public.” Many museums focus decolonization efforts on exhibits and programs and rarely consider other areas of museum operations such as collections management, development, governance, planning, and advocacy. Participants working in these areas offer practical examples of decolonizing practices developed in their institutions.

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Heather Anderson, Jaclyn Roessel, Kelly Hyberger, Lael Hoff