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Considering two distinct cases of Indigenous recognition, both involving World Heritage sites and National Parks, and both involving environmental justice in unique contexts of environmental identity and Indigenous struggles, this presentation addresses the

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This talk outlines the long, twisted, fascinating, and largely unknown history of relationships between Jews and American Indians on Turtle Island, both in the realms of the imagination and in human-to-human, face-to-face encounters. The saga runs from the

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A comparison of the Southwest/Northwest and Mesoamerican culture areas reveals an intriguing paradox. Parallels occur in cosmology, iconography, metaphor, and ritual. Despite these parallels, the societies of the two regions remain qualitatively different.

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This talk explores the question: How has the US-Mexico border become a militarized war zone replete with virtual walls and surveillance? Rather than consider the migrant threat as key to this question, Felicity goes back to the Southwest Indian wars to

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This talk will be a virtual tour of Aztec archaeological sites in central Mexico. Aztec villages were not greatly different from many sites in the Southwestern U.S. Aztec cities, on the other hand, were much larger than most Southwestern sites and had a

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The Pueblo World

Originates in Albuquerque, NM
March 31 – April 6, 2024

Step into the Pueblo world and discover the depth and diversity of Pueblo communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Accompanied by extraordinary Pueblo educators, enjoy a unique opportunity to experience deeper dimensions of Pueblo lifeways: Attend a Corn Dance

Starting at: $4,400

Anyone who spends a lot of time on public lands in the U.S. is likely to encounter traces intentionally left by modern visitors, such as rock cairns, painted “kindness stones,” or even fairy houses. For some people, including most park managers, these

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Rapa Nui (Easter Island) has long fascinated researchers and visitors alike. Famous for its nearly 1000 megalithic statues (moai), the island has been portrayed as a case of ecological suicide and cultural collapse. Part of this narrative of failure involves

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This presentation considers how narratives of ecological damage – particularly those associated with climate change – have been used to constrain, contest, and erase Indigenous land relationships and tribal sovereignty. Yet, in the last few decades there

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Nearly 120 years ago, researchers identified a most unusual find for western Kansas: a seven-room masonry pueblo. This discovery led to repeated archaeological excavations of this site (Scott County Pueblo) and other nearby related sites. The available

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SOLD OUT Glen Canyon Rising

Page, AZ
May 12 – 18, 2024

Climate change is significantly impacting Reservoir Powell, allowing Glen Canyon to rise again from the depths of impounded waters—a story of human history rises with it. Join us on an extraordinary journey in a landscape steeped in cultural traditions as

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On August 5th, 2015, 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage was accidentally discharged from the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado into Cement Creek, which is a tributary of the Animas and San Juan Rivers. The government-initiated risk assessment only

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The National Mustang Association of Colorado (NMACO) is committed to preserving and protecting horses in the wild and promoting conscious and humane management of wild horses. The advocacy of NMACO was essential in the successful management of the Spring

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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center started the Northern Chaco Outliers Project in 2016. This project focuses on the Lakeview Community, a collection of four neighboring Chaco period Great Houses located in southwestern Colorado. Ongoing fieldwork at the Haynie

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SOLD OUT Backcountry Archaeology in the Bears Ears

Cortez, CO
September 15 – 21, 2024

Experience an unforgettable journey into Bears Ears National Monument. During this five day-four night hiking and camping excursion, immerse yourself in cultural wisdom and scenic wonders. We’ll camp under the stars and take our time getting to know the

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SOLD OUT Ancient Cultures of the Green River

Green River, UT
September 29 – October 5, 2024

Visit with respect as we travel deep into desert environments that depict the history of ancient cultures surrounding the Green River and Nine Mile Canyon in eastern Utah. The multicultural voices of our Indigenous advisors and scholars will provide you with

Starting at: $4,600

SOLD OUT Movement & Memory

Cortez, CO
October 20 – 26, 2024

Crow Canyon’s beautiful 170-acre campus is your base on an exploration to places that are sacred, special, and seldom seen while discussing aspects of cultural influence through stories and lessons that are still alive within descendant communities today.

Starting at: $4,000

SOLD OUT The Salado Phenomenon

Flagstaff, AZ
November 10 – 17, 2024

The Salado flourished from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries from the Mogollon Rim to the Tonto and Tucson Basins. Here, the Salado intermingled with the established cultures of the region-Hohokam and Mimbres—finding their own unique footing and

Starting at: $5,000

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