AZ Speaks – The River People’s Landscape

    March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Prescott Valley Public Library
    7401 East Skoog Blvd
    Prescott Valley

    The Prescott Valley Public Library and AZ Speaks presents ‘The River People’s Landscape’.  The presentation will describe the historical landscape including plants, people, and river and surrounding mountains. “The way of life” is how many elders described everyday activity that involved chores, work in the fields, seasonal storytelling, seasonal harvesting and craft making of baskets, bows, and arrows. Come take a journey about the River People who live in the desert.

    As a tribal member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Royce Manuel has long played an important role in perpetuating cultural knowledge within the tribal nation by service to the Auk Mierl Aw-Aw-Thum. Royce maintains the distinction of keeping the Calendar Stick. Today, he continues to record and initiate collaborative projects that will engage the Aw-Thum (O’odham) sister tribes in creative strategies of integrating the Calendar Stick concepts into projects, design, wellness, math, science and critical learning.

    Debbie Nez-Manuel (Diné) has a Masters in Social Work, Arizona State University and is experienced in both non-profit and tribal communities. Debbie’s traditional and bi-cultural lifestyles, provides valuable insight and practices in both urban and tribal community settings while preserving, strengthening, and renewing cultural identity.

    This is a free event.  Registration is required at, Attend, Classes.  Space is limited.

    Thursday – March 14, 2019

    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Crystal Room

    Question – Please Call 928-759-3040


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