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For the Love of Turquoise with Carrie Cannon

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For the Love of Turquoise with Carrie Cannon

September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

FREE

Turquoise has a long standing tradition amongst Native cultures of the Southwest, holding special significance and profound meanings to specific individual tribes. Even before the more contemporary tradition of combining silver with turquoise, cultures throughout the southwest used turquoise in necklaces, earrings, mosaics, fetishes, medicine pouches, and made bracelets of basketry stems lacquered with piñon resin and inlaid turquoise. Found on six continents across the world, turquoise forms in arid regions through the process of water seeping through rock and interacting with copper, aluminum, and iron deposits. In the southwest, used decoratively for millennia, this iconic art form has a compelling story all its own. This talk explores a long tradition of distinctive cultural styles, history, and transition of this wondrous stone. REGISTER HERE.

This program is being co-hosted by East Flagstaff Community Library.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Carrie Cannon is a member of the Kiowa tribe of Oklahoma and is also of Oglala Lakota descent. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology, and an M.S. in Resource Management. She began working for the Hualapai Tribe of Peach Springs, Arizona in 2005 where she began the creation of an intergenerational ethnobotany program for the Hualapai community. She is currently employed as an Ethnobotanist for the Hualapai Department of Cultural Resources. She administers a number of projects promoting the intergenerational teaching of Hualapai ethnobotanical knowledge working towards preservation and revitalization to ensure tribal ethnobotanical knowledge persists as a living practice and tradition.

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IeAb_NPLSW2fDZPIYNVWYA

Venue

AZ United States

Organizer

East Flagstaff Community Library
Email:
efclstaff@flagstaffpubliclibrary.org