Special Presentation: Tribal Connections to Arches National Park

National Park Service Department of the InteriorArches National Park will offer a special presentation to share findings from the recently completed
Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Arches National Park.
The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the park’s visitor center.
Dr. Richard Stoffle from the University of Arizona’s Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology will
be conducting the presentation.
As part of this study, over a half-dozen tribes were invited to identify, evaluate, and make
recommendations about plants, animals, artifacts, and topographic features in the park. Participating tribes
shared traditional ecological knowledge, stories of what park features represent to them, and how park
resources continue to play a role in their ongoing cultural practices.
Everyone is invited to attend this special presentation made possible in part by the Friends of Arches and
Canyonlands Parks.


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417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create
close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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