Free Online Lecture – T-A:ga (Our Story): An Introduction to the Culture and History of the Tohono O’odham with Bernard G. Siquieros

T-A:ga (Our Story): An Introduction to the Culture and History of the Tohono O'odham with Bernard G. Siquieros

Amerind Free Online Lecture

T-A:ga (Our Story): An Introduction to the Culture and History of the Tohono O’odham with Bernard G. Siquieros

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos

In this slide illustrated talk, Bernard Siquieros will speak about the O’odham—their land, language, history, food, and way of life—all encompassed by the O’odham word himdag. You will learn about the traditional territorial extent of the O’odham, and the many ways that O’odham himdag and O’odham traditional lands in the Sonoran desert are forever intertwined. Bernard Siquieros, now retired, is a Tohono O’odham Nation community member. In his long career, he has been a teacher, a coach, head of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Education Department, and a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Community Curator. Mr. Siquieros led the project that constructed the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural and Museum—the Himdag Ki:–which opened in 2007. He later served as the Himdag Ki:’s Curator of Education until his retirement. Mr. Siquieros currently serves as a trustee with Tohono O’odham Community College. Mr. Siquieros also volunteers his leadership and expertise as a member of Amerind’s Board of Directors.

Bernard G. Siquieros is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation recently retired as the Curator of Education at Himdag Ki: Hekĭhu, Hemu, Im B I-Ha’ap (House of Culture: Past, Present and into the Future) the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural Center and Museum. His experiences also include: Cultural Center and Museum Project Administration; counselor; researcher; program coordinator and education administrator in education entities on and off the Tohono O’odham Nation. He is an avid photographer and has contributed immensely to the tribe’s photo documentation efforts at Himdag Ki.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline042322

 

This free online program is sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos.

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