Tohono O'odham Nation

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Kate Sarther Gann
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(520) 882-6946, ext. 16

2020
03
Nov

The Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology

Dear Friends, It’s hard to find inspiring words tonight as it becomes clear that relief from this never-ending election year remains elusive. So, breathe deeply and stay healthy. Vigorous advocacy and creative pursuit of healing continue to be our core priorities. Be well. We appreciate y...
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2020
20
Oct

Bears Ears Monument Advisory Committee Meets as Judge Deliberates

Dear Friends,  For two reasons, I am in a good—very good—mood.  First, I am so grateful that I live in a county that knows how to do mail-in voting right. I am on my county’s permanent mail-in voter list, so my ballot automatically appeared in my home mailbox on October 8. I took the w...
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2020
13
Oct

Panel Explores an Archaeology of Redress and Restorative Justice

Dear Friends,  My calendar called out two holidays on Monday: Indigenous Peoples' Day and Columbus Day. It was another reminder of the broad divisions within this country. Our lead story today points you to a thought-provoking discussion in which experts consider ways to bridge those divisions....
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2020
23
Jun

Commentary: Border Wall Desecrates Sacred Places, Violates Religious Freedom

Dear Friends, As I write, it’s hard to be upbeat here in Arizona this evening. COVID-19 is surging, regularly breaking daily records of new cases. Earlier today, President Trump came to Yuma to celebrate the border wall, followed by an indoor rally in Phoenix. Indigenous residents in this...
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2020
08
Jun

Archaeology Southwest Submits Formal Comments on Grazing at Sonoran Desert National Monument

Tucson, Ariz. (June 8, 2020)—On Friday, June 5, Archaeology Southwest submitted formal comments to the Lower Sonoran Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the agency's draft resource management plan to open more than 255,000 acres in the north unit of the Sonoran Desert Mon...
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2020
11
Feb

Final Management Plans for Reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Open Lands to Extraction

Final Management Plans for Reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante Open Lands to Extraction Thursday the Trump administration announced it was opening two national monuments to development. The culturally and geologically significant Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments will ...
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2020
28
Jan

Continuing Coverage: Chaco Buffer Zone

Continuing Coverage: Chaco Buffer Zone Months after the U.S. House passed a bill that would create a long-sought, 10-mile drilling ban on federal land around Chaco Culture National Historical Park, the Navajo Nation is demanding Congress cut the proposed protection zone in half. The Navajo Nation C...
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2016
29
Aug

U.S. Rep. Grijalva, Archaeology Southwest, Inter Tribal Association of Arizona Unite to Protect the Great Bend of the Gila with National Monument

Collaboration Signals Greater Tribal Involvement in Federal Land Management PHOENIX (August 29, 2016)—During a two-year study process to examine the deep human history of 84,000 acres of federal land in Maricopa and Yuma Counties, Archaeology Southwest and study participants explored ancestral...
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2015
22
Oct

Carrying Gila Bend to Washington and Making “National Significance” Personal

Bill Doelle, President & CEO (October 22, 2015)—As the month of September drew to a close, a group of 13 set out early on a gray Washington, D.C. morning to fulfill an educational mission. We assembled at 7:00 a.m. at the offices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Our team memb...
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2015
15
Jul

In the kaigim of our ancestors who once inhabited this land

Marcy Pablo, Tohono O'odham College kaigim [guy-gym]—animal hide sandals (Tohono O’odham word for sandals) My journey started out at our local Himdag Ki: cultural center and museum on the Tohono O’odham Nation. While taking a couple of archaeology classes at Pima Community College, I became ...
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2014
09
Jun

Prelude to Fieldwork

Leslie Aragon, Field Supervisor Last week, we kicked off the 2014 Preservation Archaeology Field School. Students arrived in Tucson from all over the country, from Hawaii to Massachusetts, and spent a few days learning about Preservation Archaeology and Salado culture. At the Himdag Ki museum in T...
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2014
06
Mar

Heighten Your Awareness on March 29

By Matt Peeples, Preservation Archaeologist   March is Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month for the State of Arizona. Setting aside a month to celebrate archaeology highlights the importance of our shared past, as well as the social and economic impacts of archaeology in the state. Of c...
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