At the end of this year's busy program season, Crow Canyon's Board of Trustees, Chairman's Council, Native American Advisory Group, and staff gathered October 13–15 for Crow Canyon's 2011 annual meeting. Committee meetings, presentations, tours, and food kept attendees engaged and well fed during the three-day event.
|Susan Malutin discusses cultural items from her home, the Native Village of Afognak in Kodiak, Alaska. On the left is a nacaq (headdress), she holds a misungcuk (small bag), and on the right is a pair of baby booties.|
Attendees were occupied with committee meetings Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Following Friday's lunch, Crow Canyon President and CEO Deborah Gangloff presented the "State of the Institution" address, and then Native American Advisory Group members Rebecca Hammond, Benny Lujan, Susan Malutin, Donna Pino, Ed Shije, Joseph Suina, Chris Toya, and Rose Wyaco (with Joey Zunie) shared their knowledge, talent, and artistry with rapt audiences at cultural learning stations. That evening, keynote speaker Dr. Jerry Sabloff presented a fascinating keynote address—"The Decline of Classic Maya Civilization: Potential Lessons."
|Supervisory archaeologist Shanna Diederichs cheerfully accepts donations from board members Libby Shafer, Bill Lipe, and Joanie Montezemolo to this year's fall appeal: Back-A-Box for curation of artifacts from Albert Porter Pueblo (see article below).|
On Saturday, the bidding was intense throughout the day during the silent auction, which supports Native American Advisory Group activities. Attendees also enjoyed a mission update and tour of the Dillard site. As a wrap up to the event, everyone enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at the lodge—courtesy of the Crow Canyon kitchen staff—followed by the annual awards presentation.
The Crow Canyon staff thanks the board, Chairman's Council, and Native American Advisory Group members who traveled from all over the country to join us for the annual meeting!