Live Oak Consulting bridges the divide between Native communities and the organizations that represent their art, cultures and histories. We offer Native American Cultural Competency and Awareness Trainings, in-depth Decolonization interventions, Exhibit Curation, Evaluation of Current Policy and Procedure, as well as informative, engaging presentations on Decolonization.
Decolonization 101: Native American Cultural Competency and Awareness
Standards for Museums with Native American Collections
An idea four years in the making, under the supportive project management of Live Oak Principal and owner Deana Dartt, the Standards for Museums with Native American Collections (SMNAC) is a comprehensive document for use by museums with Native collections to clarify their roles as stewards and improve the museum field as it relates to Native American peoples, communities, and cultural items. Presented at the recent national conference of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in Denver, CO, the SMNAC provides support for institutions to become true community partners, enabling them to connect collections with descendent communities for more meaningful, relevant and culturally-sensitive interpretation and documentation. Please reach out for more information.