Michaela Shifley is a Ph. D. candidate in cultural heritage and applied anthropology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Her research focuses on the footwear of Northern Plains Indians and connecting communities with their historical objects. Her work emphasizes that museum collections should not stand apart from their communities. Shifley was awarded a Recovering Voices grant from the Smithsonian, which allowed her to partner with the Blackfeet Nation's Tribal Historic Preservation Office where she is currently working to return historical objects and documents from Washington D.C. to the Blackfeet community.
Length of Episode
4 minutes, 40 seconds
Digital File Format
University of Montana--Missoula. Graduate School, "Michaela Shifley Cultural Heritage and Applied Anthropology (Ph.D.)" (2020). Confluence: A Podcast. 10.