Making History Relevant and Sustainable: Listening to Descendant Communities through Collaboration and Partnership
Project Archaeology is a heritage education organization devoted to curriculum development that gives students the tools to better understand the cultural landscape of the world they live in. One of our main goals is to collaborate and partner with descendant communities in all that we do to research, develop, and implement our programs. In this paper we will outline our collaborative theory and practice, and our goals to encourage multiple ways of knowing, validate tribal history, and support community empowerment. Through education we can show students the importance of a socially useful heritage, and they can make informed judgments concerning their own history and the history of others, leading to a world where archaeology is relevant and sustained.
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Making History Relevant and Sustainable: Listening to Descendant Communities through Collaboration and Partnership. Crystal Alegria, Shane Doyle. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396382)
North America - Plains
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