Cultural Heritage Preservation
Looting. Vandalism. Development. The ravages of time.
Vital heritage resources are alive and provide deep historical and spiritual connections for Native Peoples. They also provide an avenue for archaeologists, scientists, and historians to study and gather important research. Yet, these resources are being damaged and disappearing. With responsibility for preservation, Native People must be able to protect these culturally significant sites. Without cultural heritage preservation plans in place, when these artifacts, sites, and landscapes are gone…they are gone.
The Urgency to Preserve is Stronger than Ever
Native American communities have expressed a strong interest in receiving training on how to preserve what cannot be replaced. Native American leaders and community members asked for it. And, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center heard them.
There is a Solution and
You Can Be a Part of It, When You Give to this Important Project
To learn how to manage their invaluable cultural resources, Native American leaders will come together and learn from each other in a new way to protect what they have from exploitation, appropriation, and destruction. That new, groundbreaking initiative is the “Building Native Nations: Native American Heritage and Governance” conference.
Crow Canyon has partnered with the Arizona-based Native Nations Institute (NNI) to deliver this 3-day training. NNI is renowned as a self-governance resource for Native Peoples. The conference will educate participants in matters of indigenous archaeology and intellectual property rights. The participants will leave with ideas, tools, and professional connections needed to create or enhance an informed and strategic heritage resources management program.
Your Support Will Make This Conference a Reality
Your support is needed now to make this conference a reality. With your help, Native Peoples will learn to protect and preserve these exceptional places in a manner that is culturally relevant and meaningful. Your gift can make it possible for today’s Native communities to safeguard their very future. Your contributions will help impart essential knowledge and skills that ensure self-determination and self-sufficiency.
In addition, your partnership with this program will make it possible for Crow Canyon to continue our mission of research and education, for if landscapes and sites are destroyed, there will be no places left to study or explore.