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Next Meeting

Dan Simplicio
The Zuni Kiva Project and the Zuni World
March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Baldridge Hall, Montrose United Methodist Church
(at the corner of S. 1st Street and Park Avenue)
Dan Simplicio

Zuni archaeologist and tribal elder Dan Simplicio will discuss the significance and challenges of maintaining the Zuni Pueblo's six religious kivas, along with other adaptations faced by the community in maintaining its traditional culture and language in the modern age.

Mr. Simplicio (B.A. University of New Mexico) has been a cultural specialist with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center since 2014. His past experience has been in archaeological field work throughout the Southwest for over 15 years and he has worked as a Cultural Resource Specialist for the Zuni Historic Preservation Office in Zuni, New Mexico. While in Zuni he taught at Twin Buttes High School, teaching Zuni Language and Culture to 9th through 12th grade students. His experiences are in lithic and ceramic analysis and NAGPRA Repatriation and Consultations; he also served on the committee for the United Nations assisting in the development of the Draft Declaration of Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples.