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Updates - HeVo 19.1

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On today’s podcast Lyle and I talk about what we’ve been up to for the past two years since we started working on the podcast. We talk about a few of our favorite past episodes and give a teaser for the upcoming episodes. We also talk a lot about the new non-profit that a group of us ethnographers have founded called Living Heritage Research Council and what we would like to do with it in the future. Also, we talk about the sweet logo that Lyle designed and how you can get your own swag with it on there (see the links below)!

LHRC collaborates with indigenous and local communities to preserve, interpret, and celebrate places that tell us who we are and where we come from. We focus on community-driven heritage research, outreach, and empowerment. We connect communities and policy makers to preserve culturally important landscapes and collective histories for future generations.

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Ethnography, Videography, and Public Anthropology - Heritage Voices 13

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On today’s episode, Jessica interviews Dr. Sean Gantt, Acting Director of Education for Crow Canyon Archaeological Center. He talks about his vision for education at Crow Canyon, the value of public anthropology, and what drew him to this type of work. Sean also talks about his work as a graduate student working for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. There he helped with the development of an interpretation plan for the Nanih Waiya cultural landscape, the Choctaw Mother Mound, which was transferred to the tribe from a state park. From there we discuss videography and ethnography, including the importance of community based and reciprocal methods. Finally we close out by talking about specific ways that anthropology can improve as a discipline, including the role of conferences, and specific actions individual anthropologists can take to make anthropology a safer space for indigenous people.

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AAA Takeaways - WIA 41

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On this episode the panel discusses the recent American Anthropological Association annual meeting in DC. We touch on important themes from the conference such as making anthropology more approachable, the need for truly inclusive archaeology, and teaching archaeology as social justice.

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Decolonizing Anthropology - Heritage Voices 8

Today’s episode features Anna Cordova, Lead Archaeologist for the City of Colorado Springs (although, to be clear, she is not representing the city with this interview). If you are looking to understand indigenous perspectives on archaeology, this episode is a great place to start because she explains the challenges so clearly and so passionately! We talk about the importance of decolonizing anthropology and some specific suggestions on how to do that. We also discuss indigenous geography, the differences between working in Hawaii and Colorado, and her experiences doing ethnographic and tribal consultation work.

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Book Club with Daniel Kwan - GDAH 29

Daniel Kwan, host of the Curiosity in Focus podcast, joins GDAH to talk about his favorite books dealing with archaeology and anthropology. Chris and Daniel cover a lot of ground and discuss the Seasonal Reading List series on the Go Dig a Hole blog.

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Protecting Marshall Island's Heritage in the Face of Climate Change - Heritage Voices 4.1

This episode is a follow up to the previous episode (episode 4) with Tina Stege about climate change in the Marshall Islands. This episode features both Tina Stege, Marshallese Anthropologist, and Jenny Newell, Collection Co-Manager at the Australian Museum, Sydney. The two talk about how museums can bring collections to life for associated communities, their collaborative ethnographic project looking at adaptions to climate change in the Marshall Islands, international repatriation vs. NAGPRA, as well as what role museums play related to climate change. We discuss questions such as “How can museums help preserve culture and help people adapt as homelands sink underwater?” and “what happens to sovereign governments as they no longer have a place to govern over”?

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Jessica Yaquinto
Email: jessica@livingheritageanthropology.org 
Twitter (@livingheritageA)

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A Hopi perspective on Diversity in Anthropology and Grand Canyon- HV 2

This episode is part two of the Grand Canyon National Park miniseries. Today we interview Heritage Voices co-host Lyle Balenquah, Hopi archaeologist, ethnographer, educator, advocate, and river guide extraordinaire about his background, diversity in Anthropology, and Hopi connections to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon topics include the proposed Greater Grand Canyon National Monument, the Desert View Watchtower project, river running, and diversity in interpretation.

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Jessica
Email: jessica@livingheritageanthropology.org
Twitter: @livingheritageA
Lyle:
Email: Lyle.Balenquah@gmail.com
Twitter: @LyleBalenquah

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The Anthropologist Documentary - TAS 2

On today's show, April and Chris interview Seth Kramer (Director) and Dr. Susan Crate (the Anthropologist) about their 2015 documentary about climate change, "The Anthropologist". 

At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters’ perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or the unprecedented change wrought by melting permafrost, receding glaciers and rising tides.
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