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IMLS Nation-to-Nation Listening Session

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

On behalf of the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) Director Crosby Kemper, you are cordially invited to join a virtual Tribal Listening Session taking place on September 12, 2023. Please save the date and register using the link below.

Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Location: Virtual via Zoom. Please click here to register

Our agenda includes:

  • Welcome and Opening Blessing
  • IMLS Overview
  • Director’s Remarks
  • IMLS Responses to Previous Tribal Consultation/Feedback (~40 minutes)
    • IMLS Tribal Relations Summary
    • Grant-making
    • Research and Evaluation
    • Policy and Collaboration
  • Open Floor for Tribal Leaders and Participants (~50 Minutes)
    Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

    • Reflections on agency updates
    • Trends in funding needs and experiences
    • Current community needs

During the Open Floor portion of the Listening Session, speaking priority will be given to Tribal Leaders and their Proxies. If time remains, we welcome others to share their thoughts and comments. We always welcome written comments (via email or the Zoom chat) or phone calls as well!

We invite you to pass this information along to Tribal leadership and staff who you feel would be appropriate to attend, such as those working with your Tribe’s library, museum, archives, cultural centers, or related grants. Please be aware that there may also be others in attendance, including representatives of organizations that serve Native interests.

If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact Brianna Ingram at or 202-653-4616.


September 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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