70-822 05-26-16 Status, Agreements, Responsibilities (Policy) Archives The OLC Archives and Tribal Repository was founded in 1983 and began managing the Oglala Sioux Tribal and Tribally Chartered Organizations records in 1984 when Ordinance 84-01 was passed by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council to implement a records management program at Oglala Lakota College. OST Resolution 87-23 further designated the OLC Archives as the official Oglala Lakota Tribal Archives. However, in 2003, Ordinance 03-17 was passed by the OST Council, establishing a records management program and archives at the tribe, and nullifying all previous resolutions and ordinances regarding the OLC Archives. Currently, OLC maintains the records of the Oglala Sioux Tribe prior to 2003, the records of the college since 1971, and an extensive special collections containing primary resources, art and artifacts, microforms, maps, prints, audiovisual materials, photographs, and rare books from community members, donors, and other repositories. Repository A Repository is a facility such as a museum, archaeological research center, laboratory or storage facility that is managed by a university, college, museum, or other educational or scientific institution, a federal, state, local government agency, or Indian tribe that can provide professional, systematic, and accountable curatorial services on a long-term basis (36 CFR 79, Section 79.4(J)). The OLC Archives and Tribal Repository aims to function as this under the NSF ARRA Research Infrastructure Improvement Award in which OLC will in perpetuity develop and maintain an archival and collections repository to house local research data, specimens, including fossils and artifacts to be housed in the Lakota Center for Science and Technology. The following federal laws guide and regulate the activities of the OLC Archives and Tribal Repository: Protection of Archaeological Resources (43 CFR Part 7); Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (43 CFR Part 10); Curation of Federally Owned and Administered Archaeological Collections (36 CFR Part 79). Further tribal ordinances, state laws, and federal laws are outlined in Appendix B. It is the policy of the Oglala Lakota College Archives and Tribal Repository to manage all its collections to the same standards of professionalism, accountability, and legal and ethical responsibility as those set by the agencies for whom it acts as a repository. The Natural History Collections in the Tribal Repository may be accepted for storage, organization, preservation, and research based upon request of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and related federal agencies and with the approval of the Archivist. Such agreements must be in writing and signed by both parties. Arrangements for curation and management responsibility, including fiscal responsibility, are established according to storage and collection agreements such as a Memorandum of Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding.
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