Elayne Silversmith


Elayne Silversmith is the Librarian at the Vine Deloria, Jr. Library with the National Museum of the American Indian’s Cultural Resources Center (NMAI, CRC) in Suitland, Maryland. The Cultural Resources Center is the home for the museum, library and archives collections and serves as a place for respectful learning, understanding, and sharing of Native knowledge and lifeways. She feels fortunate to be in a place where the Native worldview guides the mission for the museum and library. To her, this is one meaning of Indian Self-Determination. Silversmith joined the Christian Relief Services Charities Board of Directors since June 1, 2017.