Thursday, October 16, 12:30 pm
Brown Bag Lecture
Strategies for the Management of Traditional Cultural Properties: A Navajo Perspective
The Navajo Nation is the largest Indian reservation within the U.S. and contains hundreds of Traditional Cultural Properties. These properties are sources of power that are used for protection, healing, stability, and the continued existence of harmony and balance of all Navajo people. Traditional Cultural Properties may or may not exhibit evidence of human activity and may simply be embedded in the landscape. In this talk, Roy Maldonado, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Navajo Nation Preservation Department, and Jon Berkin, Principal, National Resource Group, LLC, focus on conflicts over the management of Navajo Traditional Cultural Properties, looking at case studies from the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department. Presented by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. Free admission.