Applications for AAHS Subvention Grants Due Sept 11th

We are pleased to announce the 2017 competitive subvention award program for AAHS members. The purpose of this program is to provide money in support of the publication of digital or print books or Kiva journal articles that further AAHS’s mission. Many sources of grant funding do not support publication costs. Through this program, AAHS can provide occasional funding to prevent this barrier to the sharing of research results. This year, awards up to $5,000 will be considered. For more details click here.

Presidents Message

Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award

For some time now your AAHS Board has been discussing effective ways to increase the diversity in the activities supported by the Society. To this end the board has recently voted to create a new program to aid in promoting understanding of the wide range of prehistory, history, or anthropology of the American Southwest. Called the Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest Curriculum Development Award, this new program shall make available up to $5000 a year, from the income generated from the Frank R. Orrell, Jr. Bequest endowment fund, for new and exciting curriculum development. This program may make an award to any public elementary, middle, or high school located in the four-corner states (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, or Utah). These funds may be used for materials, supplies, textbooks or other instructional materials, as well as for direct expenses for teacher continuing education related to archaeology, anthropology, or history of the Southwestern United States.

The board sub-committee worked very hard this year to think about what ways we can help continue our tradition of teaching and encouraging knowledge about the diverse culture and histories of the American Southwest and Northwest Mexico. This program is intended to foster creativity in incorporating and teaching about this part of the world and the importance of it. We plan to advertise this program in the early fall and get the word out far and wide, including to school districts on tribal lands.

We suspect that this program will quickly become a very competitive one for awarding and we would like to hear from membership out there with a background in education who might like to be part of the evaluation committee in the early spring. This evaluation committee will be chaired by a member of the board and will have a minimum of three community members also participate. Board member Robin Rutherfoord has agreed to chair this committee and is actively researching ways to implement this program. If you would like to be involved please contact Robin.

Upcoming Lectures

Oct 16

Robert Vint – “The Myth of Tucson”

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dec 18

Holiday Party and Research Slam

December 18 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Kiva 83(3), is hot off the press, in your mail boxes and on-line. Remember as a benefit of membership AAHS members can access Kiva on-line with no charge.

AAHS nyoutubeow has it’s own YouTube Channel where we will be broadcasting videos of our lectures. Just uploaded New Discoveries and Native American Traditional Knowledge at Montezuma Castle National Monument by Matthew Guebard.

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