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555 W Middle Verde Rd
Camp Verde, AZ 86322 United States

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November 2016

Rising from Invisibility: Indigenous Arizona Women in Charge of Themselves

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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In many Southwestern matrifocal cultures, Indigenous women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage and kinship values. Among some tribal cultures, rites of passage celebrate female creativity and the transformative nature of women, hence there was not a need for the concept of feminism. Nevertheless, Indigenous women’s lives remain invisible and stereotyped by Hollywood. This talk presents how Indigenous women have contributed in significant ways, not only to their tribal nations, but also…

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Plants, Inspiring the People: Reflections on Hualapai Ethnobotany of the Grand Canyon

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Where lies the cure to diabetes? “Ask the prickly pear, or the mesquite bean pod…maybe they will tell you.” This is the answer you may hear from elder instructors of the Hualapai Ethnobotany Youth Project. The ethnobotanical story of the Hualapai Tribe  begins with the plant knowledge the people have inherited from their great grandparents who lived entirely off the land. Hualapai grandchildren  live in a completely different modern world. A world of cell phones, text messages, and ipods.  Information…

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Himdak doo IIna: A Way of Life. How Societies Shape Culture.

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For tribal groups in Arizona, understanding the connections between physical, social, mental and spiritual identity of the people prior to birth through 102 years old is a way of life. Tribes in Arizona often illustrate their balance between patriarch and matriarch societies through symbolism. Illustrating with the Man in the maze and the Navajo basket designs, Royce Manuel, Auk-Mierl Aw-Thum and Debbie Nez-Manuel, Diné unfold the general understanding of two common designs. Royce Manuel (Akimel O’odham) best describes his work…

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Boarded Up: Social and Historical Interpretations of the American Indian Boarding School Era

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Parsons Yazzie, Evangeline

This presentation will impart a social interpretation of how life among Indian Nations began to change due to the plight American Indian people were forced into in the name of education.  American Indians are the only ethnic group in the U.S. who were subjected to forced education by the federal government for generations.  Children were taken by force, placed in a boarding school, kept there for several years, and were not allowed to speak their language or practice their culture.…

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