Alicia Benally (B.S., Anthropology, emphasis on Archaeology, Utah State University) is an Educator at Crow Canyon. She is of the Coyote Moiety, from the Cahuilla Tribe in California, and continues to learn her tribal language and customs to pass on to future generations.
Alicia worked as an archaeological tribal monitor last seven years in the U.S. Southwest and California. She served as an Outdoor Educator in California, teaching geology, ethnobotany, and archaeology to 4th–6th grade students. In addition, Alicia was an Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps Intern at Mesa Verde National Park and worked on the Ceramics Rehousing Project at the BLM’s Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum.
Alicia has a passion for bridging tribal perspectives with archaeology to foster collaboration and provide a more inclusive history. Alicia notes, “I feel it is especially important for American Indians to be involved in the history of Indigenous peoples and to help educate the public.”