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Kate Sarther
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2024
07
Feb

Tribal Co-Management: What Works Where and How?

Dear Friends, As usual, Archaeologist Southwest staff are busy working on an astonishing range of preservation, outreach, research, and advocacy projects, many of which are garnering media attention. On January 24, Skylar Begay, our Director of Tribal Collaboration in Outreach and Advocacy, pa...
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2024
31
Jan

Continuing Coverage: US Museums Respond to New NAGPRA Regulations

Dear Friends, Museums are back in the news again. This week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York announced the closure of two major exhibitions focused on Native American material culture from the Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains. Earlier this month, Chicago’s Field Museum, ...
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2024
23
Jan

Tribes and Conservation Organizations Sue USBLM over SunZia Route

Dear Friends, On Friday, January 19, my fifth day with this wonderful organization, I had the privilege of attending the Four Southern Tribes Cultural Resources Working Group in Ak Chin, Arizona, near Maricopa, southwest of Phoenix. (The Four Southern Tribes include the Ak-Chin Indian Community, ...
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2024
22
Jan

Tribes and Archaeology Southwest Sue USBLM over SunZia Transmission Line Route

Complaint alleges U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to complete steps required by the National Historic Preservation Act prior to authorizing construction Tucson, Ariz. (January 22, 2024)—On January 17, 2024, the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the Tohono O’odham Nation, joined by Archaeology ...
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2023
14
Nov

SunZia Transmission Line Must Avoid the San Pedro

Dear Friends, I mark the arrival of fall as the date that I head back to Catalina State Park to renew my hikes and my immersion in an incredible cultural landscape. Last year fall arrived on October 16. This year it arrived on November 12. That significant offset is yet another measure of climate...
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2023
28
Mar

Pueblo Grande Becomes S'eḏav Va'aki Museum

Dear Friends, Last Thursday I put a lot of miles on my Prius as a “water tourist” along an extended area of the proposed Great Bend of the Gila National Conservation Area. What I saw really worried me, and it might worry you, too, however nonsensical that seems for a desert in a drought. I’...
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2023
28
Mar

Archaeology Southwest Continues to Oppose Routing of SunZia Transmission Line through Arizona’s San Pedro Valley

Formal protest submitted to the Bureau of Land Management on March 18 Tucson, Ariz. (March 28, 2023)—Earlier this month, on behalf of Archaeology Southwest, William H. Doelle (President & CEO) and John R. Welch (Director, Landscape and Site Preservation Program) filed a formal protest regardi...
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2013
04
Aug

Proposed Transmission Line Threatens the Archaeology of the San Pedro Valley

Proposed Transmission Line Threatens the Archaeology of the San Pedro Valley The U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in June 2013. The BLM proposes to select the preferred alternative presented in th...
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