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Call for Indigenous Artists and Illustrators: Save History Children’s Activity Book

Save History is seeking up to five Indigenous artists (must be U.S. citizens) to illustrate a Children’s Activity Book. The book will be shared on SaveHistory.org, in print, and on Save History social media channels. What is Save History? Save History is a collaborative effort by Tribal organizations, archaeologists, federal and Tribal law enforcement, and…

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Protect the Past for the Future: Comic Launch and Artist Interview with Kayla Shaggy

Kayla Shaggy is a Diné and Anishinaabe multimedia artist, who, in her own words, “really loves making comics.” Kayla’s resume is impressive. She illustrated for Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. She also did cultural consultation for Navajo characters for INTERIOR/NIGHT, an award-winning video game studio. Because of her skill, background, and belonging to Indigenous communities, the…

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White Mountain Apache Perspectives on Protection and Healing at Ancestral Sites

Ndee (Western Apache) communities often avoid ancestral sites and places associated with the past out of respect. Ndee communities demonstrate such respect in the form of avoidance to protect both community members and archaeological sites from potential harm. Most importantly, avoidance helps maintain Gózhó, a state of balance and harmony in the world. However, desecration,…

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The Archaeological Resources Protection Act: A Collaborative Effort

Photo credit: Tyrel Iron Eyes The Archaeological Resource Protection Act (ARPA) protects archaeological resources on Tribal and federal lands and requires that archaeologists conduct a damage assessment. In order to conduct a damage assessment, land managers, archaeologists, and law enforcement collaborate to assess the damage. During this process, the vandalism or damage is recorded, mapped,…

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Call for Indigenous Artist: Deadline Extended to March 10th!

  Save History is seeking an Indigenous artist (must be a U.S. citizen) to illustrate a short story in a graphic novel style that will be published on SaveHistory.org, in print, and on Save History social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. What is Save History? Save History is a collaborative effort by Tribal…

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Healing Journeys: Dr. Doreen Bird on Reconnecting to Ancestral Places

Dr. Doreen Bird holds a microphone and talks to a crowd in her traditional dresswear.

Ashleigh Thompson, Director of Tribal Collaboration at Archaeology Southwest, interviewed Dr. Doreen Bird (Kewa Pueblo) about the importance of protecting cultural landscapes. Bio: Doreen Bird, PhD, MPH is from Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico. She has worked for the protection of sacred places such as Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, Bears Ears Monument in Utah, Mauna…

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NAGPRA: A Call to Action

Deanna Byrd, NAGPRA Liaison Coordinator, Historic Preservation Department, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma  Here at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, I serve our community in the role of NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) Liaison. For the last four years we have actively researched and reached out to hundreds of institutions across the United…

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