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Preferred Vendors: Organizations

The Heard Museum
Since its founding by Dwight and Maie Heard in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, its educational programming and its festivals. Dedicated to the sensitive and accurate portrayal of Native arts and cultures, the Heard is an institution that successfully combines the stories of American Indian people from a personal perspective with the beauty of art.
Through innovative programs, world-class exhibitions and unmatched festivals, the Heard Museum sets the standard nationally for collaborating with Native people to present first-person voices. Partnerships with American Indian artists and tribal communities provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art and cultures of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Midwest Region
The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Source Midwest Region awards grants up to $20,000 for professional development centered on the use of the Library's digital primary sources.

National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation;
Visit with National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation Program staff to discuss project ideas and grant programs.

Society of American Archivists
The Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical organizations nationally. All of the work undertaken by SAA on behalf of its members and archives users is guided by our vision, mission, and core values.

Society of Southwest Archivists
SSA serves over 500 archivists, special collections librarians, preservationists, conservators, records managers, and others interested in the preservation of our documentary heritage. The six states in our region are Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, but our members come from almost every state and several countries. Please visit our website at

Vision Maker Media
Vision Maker Media (VMM) is the premier source of documentaries by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives for PBS stations. Many of these titles are available for purchase at Based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, VMM has expertise in film and video archives. We offer training for emerging and established filmmakers and program film festivals in Nebraska and throughout the country.

Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeway's in Mount Pleasant, Michigan is the "Midwest's Premier American Indian Museum." Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung (Telling Our Story) permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, Ojibwe language immersion room, gift shop, and meeting rooms. The 13-member Ziibiwing team addresses cultural and historic preservation (Tribal Historic Preservation Office), repatriation and reburial of ancestral remains through NAGPRA, artistic expression and promotion, Tribal collections and archival conservation, cultural resource management, Ojibwe language revitalization, exhibition development, protection of intellectual property, and stewardship of Saginaw Chippewa Tribal cemeteries (7), burial grounds (1), and sacred sites. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.