In this slide illustrated talk, Bernard Siquieros will speak about the O’odham—their land, language, history, food, and way of life—all encompassed by the O’odham word himdag. You will learn about the traditional territorial extent of the O’odham, and the many ways that O’odham himdag and O’odham traditional lands in the Sonoran desert are forever intertwined. Bernard Siquieros, now retired, is a Tohono O’odham Nation community member. In his long career, he has been a teacher, a coach, head of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Education Department, and a Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Community Curator. Mr. Siquieros led the project that constructed the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural and Museum—the Himdag Ki:--which opened in 2007. He later served as the Himdag Ki:’s Curator of Education until his retirement. Mr. Siquieros currently serves as a trustee with Tohono O’odham Community College. Mr. Siquieros also volunteers his leadership and expertise as a member of Amerind’s Board of Directors.
This free online program is sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos.