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Indian Education Leader Della Warrior to Direct Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology

Indian Education Leader Della Warrior to Direct Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology
Della C. Warrior (Otoe-Missouria) has been appointed to lead the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/New Mexico Laboratory of Anthropology (MIAC). Warrior will commence her duties as director effective June 24. The appointment is the result of a national search conducted by the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents, which recommended top finalists to the Secretary of Cultural Affairs and the Office of Governor Susana Martinez for their consideration. – http://bit.ly/169cya7 – MyHighPlains.Com

14th Southwest Symposium Announced
The 14th Southwest Symposium will be held on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas onFriday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th, 2014.  There will be four sessions that will examine “Social Networks in the American Southwest” and poster sessions on the latest research being done in the Southwest.  If you are interested in presenting a poster, abstracts will be due on October 15, 2012. The preliminary web site is up at http://anthro.unlv.edu and we will be putting information on travel and accommodations up there in July.  Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested in attending.

An Archaeology Road Show in Arizona’s Mogollon Highlands
Working with Greg Cross, director of the Casa Malpais Museum, we decided to host an “Antiques Roadshow” style event to try and start bridging the gap between public mistrust of archaeological law and families with important archaeological evidence. We found the event to be a marked success. Several fascinating objects were brought into the Springerville Heritage Center for evaluation, and we even had a 12,000-year-old Clovis point donated and its information added to the Fluted Point Database of the Americas. http://bit.ly/11EQKi5 – Archaeology Southwest

Lecture Opportunity – Dolores CO
James Peshlakai, a Navajo elder, storyteller, teacher and artist who successfully bridges cultural gaps, will share his insights at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 at the Anasazi Heritage Center. Peshlakai taught Applied Indigenous Studies as the Elder-in-Residence at Northern Arizona University, where he applied his passion for Navajo cultural preservation to teach students about native plants, geology, self-reliance and cultural values. This event is part of the 2013 Four Corners Lecture Series: “Knowing the Greater Southwest,” a cooperative community project. The Anasazi Heritage Center (27501 Hwy. 184 in Dolores) is headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission to the museum is free on the day of the lecture. For more information, contact the museum at 970-882-5600 or go to www.co.blm.gov/ahc.

Lecture Opportunity – Santa Fe
Southwest Seminars Presents Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) , who will give a lecture on Corn in the Pueblos on July 1 at Hotel Santa Fe as part of the annual Voices From the Past Lecture Series which is given annually to honor and acknowledge the New Mexico History Museum. Admission is by subscription or $12 at the door. No reservations are necessary and refreshments are served. Contact Connie Eichstaedt, tel: 505 466-2775, email:southwestseminar@aol.com website: http://bit.ly/YhJddr – Southwest Seminars

Lecture Opportunity – Tucson
On Monday, June 17th, 2013 from 6-8 PM, Native Seeds/SEARCH will be hosting a Salon with Vanessa Bechtol, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance entitled “Celebrating Our Cultural Heritage”. The Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance preserves and advances the region’s living heritage so that landscapes, sites, livelihoods, traditions, values, and stories can stimulate our economy and build community. Vanessa will give us an update on the National Heritage Area and how it will support heritage food initiatives. She will also share plans for the 3rd-annual Santa Cruz Harvest Dinner this fall.  Location:  NS/S Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road, just east of the Alvernon intersection opposite the Waldorf school. Look for our marquee sign. http://bit.ly/1bKr3Ct – Native Seed/Search

Tour Opportunity – Chaco Canyon
Join Native Seeds/SEARCH for an exceptional 6-day journey into the captivating culture of Chaco Canyon hosted by Piet and Mary Van de Mark of Baja’s Frontier Tours and guided by second-generation Chaco archeologist Gwinn Vivian.  The tour runs from October 10-15. We will begin with an overview of Chacoan culture in Chaco Culture National Park and then trace the expanding Chacoan system as it moved throughout the San Juan Basin. Our exploration takes us not only to well known sites such as Pueblo Bonito but to significant and seldom visited Chacoan outliers including Pierre’s, Kin Bineola and Kin Ya’a. More information at the following link: http://bit.ly/13RsMTF – Native Seed/Search

Public Archaeology Event at Eagle Nest NM
The public will have the chance to see and touch ancient artifacts and learn how archaeologists use them to gain information about the past during a New Mexico Archaeology Exhibit that will come to Eagle Nest next week. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 at the Eagle Nest Public Library, 74 North Tomboy Drive. Call 575-377-0657 for information. http://bit.ly/12AI2HG – Sangre de Christo Chronicle

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