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Message #7:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:  "'z Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Subject: Himdak - Keepers of the Treasures 5th Annual Conference 
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 95 12:16:00 MST
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Himdak(Way of Life)
Keepers of the Treasures 5th Annual Conference

Keepers of the Treasures, Cultural Council of American Indians, Alaska 
Native and Native
Hawaiians, will hold our fifth annual conference from March 11-14, 1996 at 
the Salt River Pima-
Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The conference is being 
co-hosted by the
Salt River Tribe, the Gila River Indian Community, the Tohono O'odham Nation 
and the AkChin
Tribe, who have generously offered to provide cultural presentations, 
traditional meals, site visits
and entertainment.

The theme of this year's conference is "Himdak" (Way of Life), and the focus 
wfll be on family as
the basis of cultural preservation.  The conference program will include 
Keepers of the Treasures'
annual membership meeting and additional activities such as sweat lodges, 
traditional talking
circles, a fun-run and field trips.  Agenda highlights are summarized below:

Monday, March 11
Protecting Our Resources

     Introduction of participants and welcoming address by Pikake Pelekai 
and Denise Vigue,   
     Co- presidents, Keepers of the Treasures, and Ivan Makil, President, 
Salt River Pima-    
     Maricopa Indian Commumty.  Keynote speech by Lt.Gov. Cecil Antone, Gila 
River Indian   

     Luncheon: Speaker - Billy Cypress, Vice-President, Keepers of the 

     General assembly session on cultural preservation laws followed by 
workshops on:  
     -Archaeological Resources Protection Act
      -National Historic Preservation Act
      -NAGPRA (Speakers: Tessie Naranjo, Martin Sullivan, de Teel Patterson 
Tiller, Alan   
     Downer, Dean Suagee and others)

Reception and traditional dinner hosted by the Salt River Tribe

Tuesday, March 12
Protecting our Traditions

     General assembly followed by workshops on sacred areas protection with 
discussions on      
     legal and technical issues, traditional approaches, youth perspective 
and federal agency  
     involvement. (General assemby address by Ola Cassadore Davis, Apache 

     Luncheon followed by a guided tour of Gila River community and 
     Archaeological Site

Evening reception at the Heard Museum

Wednesday, March 13
Bringing Home our Ancestors and Sacred items

     General membership meeting and elections

     General assembly followed by workshops on Native American Graves 
Protection and      
     Repatriation Act implementation and other repatriation issues 
(Speakers: Joe Joaquin,  
     Connie Hart Yellowman, Eddie Ayau, Pete Jemison, Gordon Pullar, Tessie 
Naranjo, Jana  
     Harcharek, Denise Vigue, Dean Suagee, Timothy McKeown and others)

     Traditional banquet hosted by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Gila River 
and Ak-Chin    

     Intertribal Pow-wow

Thursday, March 14
Preserving Our Languages

     Demonstrations of language programs
     Closing ceremonies at noon

Keepers of the Treasures 5th Annual Gonference
"Himdak"(Way of Life)

WHEN :         Monday, March I I - Thursday, March 14, 1996
WHERE :        Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
               Scottsdale Community College
               9000 East Chaparral Rd Scottsdale, Arizona

LODGING:  Keepers has reserved a block of rooms at three hotels in the 
Scottsdale area at a special conference rate.  To make reservations, 
please call the hotel of your choice and mention that you are with the 
Keepers group.  If you would like additional information on hotel options, 
please contact the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce at (800) 877-1117.


Holiday Inn Old Town
7353 E. Indian School Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(800) 695-6995
($115 - singleldouble)

Holiday Inn Sunspree
7601 E. Indian Bend Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(800) 852-5205
($115 - single/double)

Scottsdale Pima Motel
7330 North Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(800) 344-0262
($78 - $93)

TRANSPORTATION :    The conference site and hotels are within half an hour 
of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport which is served by most major airlines.  Taxi 
fare from the airport to the three hotels is esfimted at $15 - $20.

Keepers will provide transportation from the three hotels listed above to 
the conference site and to special events each day.  Rental cars are also 
available at the airport.&127;

REGISTRATION FEES : $150 - early registration (until February 20, 1996)
                    $175 - on-site registration
                    $15 (elders) or $25 (students)









Please enclose a check for early registration in the amount of $150 per 
person, or $15 for elders/
$25 for students and mail to:

Keepers of the Treasures
1785 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

(202) 673-4207 (202) 673-4038 (fax)