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“Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Archaeology, and Interaction with Archaeologists” Zoom Presentation
November 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Indigenous Interests” free Zoom online presentation “Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Archaeology, and Interaction with Archaeologists” by Jefford Francisco (Tohono O’odham). This presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Arizona/Mountain Standard Time [same as Pacific Daylight Time]).
Mr. Francisco’s thoughts for this presentation:
“My name is Jefford Francisco. I have been a Cultural Affairs Specialist for the Tohono O’odham Nation since 2011. Types of projects I work on are surveys on the Tohono O’odham lands for homesites & fence lines. I also work with Indian Health Service, Ki:Ki: Housing Department and many education institutions. Within these projects you get to meet a lot of Archeologists who study different things like pottery, sea shells, grinding stones and so on.
“I also provide education on these topics to communities, schools, and monitor training groups. I hope to educate people so that they respect Hohokam and Tohono O’odham sacred sites. As I was growing up and even now a lot of O’odham do not understand what archeology is, our grandparents told us not to bother or take objects from a site or we would get sick. There are many significant cultural differences that are important to our culture.
“ In my presentation I will share my experiences and knowledge as it relates to Archeology, the Hohokam and how they lived and worked in the desert. I will also cover Tohono O’odham sacred sites, plants & animals and the laws that protect them on and off tribal lands.
“I hope my presentation will give a better understanding of the Tohono O’odham and our relatives the Hohokam people.”
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Indigenous Interests” free Zoom webinar series, hosted by Old Pueblo Board of Directors members Martina Dawley (Hualapai-Diné), Maegan Lopez (Tohono O’odham), and Anabel Galindo (Pascua Yaqui), is made possible by a grant from Arizona Humanities. The series provides Native American presenters with a forum for discussing issues important to Indigenous peoples today.
To register for the program go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iEGJIYy9S9SJQ_uv9oYJGQ. For more information contact Old Pueblo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-798-1201.