How to contribute:

In this development phase, the database is not yet public (hoping for a 2024 soft launch). We are working with our tribal partners and a team of researchers to identify, enter, and interpret relevant historical and oral historical materials. We are looking to partner with individuals and institutions who are willing to send materials they have or join our research team to input materials directly.

You can add to this project in one of several ways:

a) by sending us any and all listings or spreadsheets of indigenous slaves that you have compiled in your own research;

b) by receiving training on how to use the database entry form and entering information you might have;

c) by joining the research team as a volunteer intern (high school and above) to receive training and guidance on how to research and enter information. Volunteers primarily examine historical documents and/or enter information into the database. Volunteer researchers should be detail-oriented and good communicators. We also expect volunteers to thoughtfully and humbly engage with the difficult legacy of Indigenous enslavement as part of white supremacist settler colonial violence. We greatly appreciate those generous enough to spend time on this invaluable work. 

To apply, please fill out the form linked here:

Please email for more information.