The editors of the Yale Indian Papers Project wish to congratulate our friend, colleague, and advisor, Faith Damon Davison, who was recently recognized by the Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards Program with the “Honored One Award” for her contributions to the cultural sovereignty of the Mohegan Tribe. As the Mohegan Tribal Archivist and Librarian for over fourteen years (now retired), she was instrumental in the building of the tribal library, in acquiring and repatriating Mohegan cultural properties, and in developing curricula about her tribe for Connecticut’s public schools. She is also author of a number of scholarly publications on Mohegan history.
Faith obtained her MLS (with distinction) from the University of Rhode Island with a BLA in Anthropology (cum laude) from Connecticut College. Besides serving on the Indian Papers Project’s Advisory Committee, she is an active participant in a number of organizations: Archaeological Society of Connecticut, Davis-Stanton Foundation, Friends of the State Archaeologists Office, Montville Historical Society, Norwich Historical Society, New England Museum Association, New England Archivists, New England Library Association, American Library Association, American Indian Library Association, New England Native American Library Association, Slater Museum Collections, Committee and Stanton Davis Homestead Museum and the Connecticut State Library Advisory Council for Library Planning and Acquisitions.