Jennifer R. O’Neal

Jennifer R. O’Neal (The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) is a professional historian and archivist, who has led the development and implementation of best practices, frameworks, and protocols for Native American archives in non-tribal repositories in the United States. Her research and teaching are dedicated to centering indigenous traditional knowledge, decolonizing methodologies, applying indigenous research methods, and implementing place-based education. She specializes in Native American history, political activism and social movements, with an emphasis on the intersections between sovereignty, self-determination, cultural heritage and global indigenous rights. Jennifer advocates for centering indigenous priorities, perspectives, and knowledges into education, history, and archives. She currently serves as the University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon, and affiliated faculty with the Native Studies, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and the History Department. She previously served as the Head Archivist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.