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“Braiding Knowledges: The Journey of an Indigenous Archaeologist in Academia” Presentation
July 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time, same as Pacific Daylight Time), Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Indigenous Interests” series presents “Braiding Knowledges: The Journey of an Indigenous Archaeologist in Academia.” This free Zoom online presentation will be given by anthropologist Ora Marek-Martinez (Diné), PhD, who has been an archaeologist in the Southwest for over 20 years, working with, by, and for her People – the Navajo Nation. She was the first Navajo female Tribal Historic Preservation Officer to serve the Navajo Nation and also was one of the first five Navajo Tribal Members with a doctoral degree in Anthropology. The knowledge, approaches, and protocols that Dr. Marek-Martinez learned from her Navajo People have provided her with her own unique approach to Indigenizing archaeology – which led to the co-creation with the Navajo Nation of Nihookaa Diné Bilá Ashdlái’I archaeology, or an archaeology of the Five Finger Earth Surface People. In this talk, Dr. Marek-Martinez will discuss her journey to braiding knowledges as an archaeologist and as a Diné Asdzaa, or Navajo Woman, in hopes of creating a future that the Navajo People envision based on and guided by their own understandings and stories of the past.
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Indigenous Interests” free Zoom webinar series provides Native American presenters with a forum for discussing issues important to Indigenous peoples today. The series is hosted by Martina Dawley (Hualapai-Diné), Anabel Galindo (Yaqui), and Maegan Lopez (Tohono O’odham), all of whom are members of Old Pueblo’s board of directors.
To register for the program go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wn7PTGxBQSaQ1PLWfoOLnA. For more information contact Old Pueblo at email@example.com or 520-798-1201.
Caption: Dr. Ora Marek-Martinez