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Wíčhóoyake kiŋ aglí Project

Wičhóoyake kiη aglí—They Bring the Stories Back: Connecting Lakota Wild West Performers to Pine Ridge Community has been awarded a two-year NHPRC-Mellon planning grant of $120,000 in the inaugural cohort of the Collaborative Digital Editions in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American History category. The project will be co-directed by Valerie Janis, Archivist at the Woksape Tipi Library and Archives at the Oglala Lakota College and Douglas Seefeldt, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Digital History PhD program at Clemson University. Project partners include staff from the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, as well as faculty from Brigham Young University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Oklahoma University.

With an overarching goal to broaden participation in the production and publication of historical and scholarly digital editions, the program is designed:

  • To provide opportunities that augment the preparation and training of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color new to the work of historical documentary editing, especially those currently working in history or related area and ethnic studies departments.
  • To encourage the innovative and collaborative re-thinking of the historical and scholarly digital edition itself—how it is conceived, whose voices it centers, and for what purposes.
  • To support planning activities essential for successful development of significant, innovative, and well-conceived digital edition projects rooted in African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history and ethnic studies.
  • To stimulate meaningful, mutually beneficial, and respectful collaborations that help to bridge longstanding institutional inequalities by promoting resource sharing and capacity building at all levels. 
  • To sustain projects that build meaningful community and user engagement into their plans.

Grants are awarded to collaborative teams consisting of at least two scholar-editors, as well as one or more archivists, digital scholars, data curators, and/or other support and technical staff, as appropriate to fulfill the planning goals and prepare the project team for implementation at a later stage. We strongly encourage applications from collaborative teams that include diverse faculty and staff in key positions, and that include editorial, archival, and technical staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic- and Minority-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and/or other Indigenous and Native American tribal scholars and community members, and members of the Asian American community. We also encourage projects to seek out community members as well as undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to (and benefit from) participation in all phases of the project planning.

Oglala Lakota College Woksape Tipi Library Physical Address: 3 Mile Creek Rd Kyle, SD 57752 Mailing Address: PO Box 310 Kyle, SD 57752 Phone: 1-(605)-455-6069