MESA VERDE, Colo., June 16 -- The National Park Service'sMesa Verde National Park issued the following news release:
On Thursday, June 19, at 7:00 pm in the Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park will host another free program as part of the annual Four Corners Lecture Series. Mr. Jim Enote, Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, will discuss how Hawikku, then one of the largest Zuni pueblos, acted as a catalyst for change when Coronado's expedition arrived at Zuni in 1540.
Zuni farmer and artist, Jim Enote is a man of many interests, skills, endeavors and accomplishments. In addition to directing the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center and the Colorado Plateau Foundation, he serves on the boards of the Grand Canyon Trust and Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation, and is a senior advisor for Mountain Cultures at the Mountain Institute. He is a National Geographic Society Explorer, a New Mexico Community Luminaria, and an E.F. Shumacher Society Fellow. In 2013 he received the Guardian of Culture and Lifeways Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and in 2010 was awarded the first Michael Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology. Born in Zuni, New Mexico, he is still camped out there at his work-in-progress home.
The Four Corners Lecture Series features presentations about the archeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of this spectacular area. All programs are free and open to the public. The Series is sponsored by Anasazi Heritage Center, Aramark Parks and Destinations, Bureau of Land Management, Cortez Cultural Center, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, Fort Lewis College Office of the President, Dept. of Anthropology and Center of Southwest Studies, Hisatsinom Chapter Colorado Archaeological Society, KSJD Dryland Community Radio, Mesa Verde Foundation, Mesa Verde Museum Association, and Mesa Verde National Park.
For a list of other programs in the series, go to www.mesaverde.org/four-corners-lecture-series.
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