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Native American Arts Alliance records M1453
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Exhibit files, correspondence, publications, photographs, video, cassette tapes, etc. Of particular importance are the papers relating to the group's exhibits at the Venice Biennale ("Ceremonial" in 1999, "Umbilicus" in 2001, and "Pellerossasogna -- The Shirt" in 2003).
The Native American Arts Alliance (NA3) was formed in 1997 in Santa Fe, New Mexico to address the growing distance between contemporary native arts production and its relevance to native communities. Their first appearance at the Venice Biennale was for an exhibition titled "Ceremonial," and featured seven artists. The organization was notable for claiming tribal sovereignty by sponsoring its own appearance rather than appearing with the American Pavilion. In 2001, the board changed the name to the Indigenous Arts Action Alliance (IA3) in order to better reflect broader global concerns.
13 Linear Feet (16 manuscript boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 card box, 1 carton, 1 oversize box, 1 map folder)
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Open for research with the exception of the born-digital and audiovisual materials, which are closed until processed, and Series 5, which is restricted until 2081. Material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.