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American Indian Initiatives and Activities
Native American Advisory Group members Walter Tutsiwai BigBee (Comanche Nation of Indigenous People), Peter Pino (Zia Pueblo), and Ernest M. Vallo, Sr. (Acoma Pueblo), authored sections of Woods Canyon Pueblo: Life on the Edge, an online educational resource for children. Two additional cultural consultants, Virgie BigBee (Tesuque Pueblo) and Ramson Lomatewama (Hopi), contributed materials to this same work.
The Native American Advisory Group consulted with Crow Canyon staff on the architectural design for the Pueblo Learning Center, a replica of a twelfth-century pueblo used in Crow Canyon’s education programs.
Pueblo (Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, Taos, and Cochiti), Navajo, and Rarumari cultural consultants served as scholars for Crow Canyon’s 2003 Teachers Institute, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Ernest M. Vallo, Sr. (Acoma Pueblo), was named to Crow Canyon's Board of Trustees.
The Native American Advisory Group collaborated with education staff members in the development of a curriculum for the Pueblo Learning Center.
Tribal leaders from Cochiti, Santa Clara, and Tesuque pueblos met at Crow Canyon to discuss how Crow Canyon could support cultural and language preservation initiatives, including the Keres Language Program.
Acoma, Hopi, and Laguna elders collaborated with Crow Canyon and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on the Ancient Images and Pueblo Perspectives Project. The project involved the creation of interpretive materials on the ancient imagery at Lowry and Painted Hand pueblos (awarded the Colorado Preservation, Inc., State Honor Award, 2006).
Pueblo (Hopi, Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, Taos, and Zuni), Navajo, and Rarumari cultural consultants served as scholars for Crow Canyon’s 2005 Teachers Institute, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Staff and educators from the Cochiti Pueblo Keres Language Program attended a multiday educational program at Crow Canyon.
Educators from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Hopi, and the pueblos of Jemez, San Ildefonso, and Taos met at Crow Canyon to explore ways that the Center could support cultural preservation efforts.