Empowering Tribal Youth in Cultural Heritage Management


We examine a multi-year cultural heritage training program developed by Elders, youth and archaeologists in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. The program aims to embed cultural protocols and knowledge into methods of cultural heritage management (CHM). The program demonstrates the benefits of collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for more effective CHM, while at the same time providing direct social outcomes. We examine how this was established via a case study of one of the projects. The conclusion provides a brief assessment of how this model assists with the education of anthropologists and archaeologists towards a more culturally-embedded practice, and how the model is now being applied to a Cultural Resource Management (commercial) framework.

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Empowering Tribal Youth in Cultural Heritage Management. David Guilfoyle, Genevieve Carey, Raven Willoya-Williams, Michael Bernard, Sherry Kime. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430076)

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Abstract Id(s): 15039