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Dr. Peter Nelson on Change and Persistence in Chipped Stone Tool Traditions

On Thursday, July 20, 6-8pm in the Hearst Museum Gallery (Kroeber Hall), Dr. Peter Nelson (citizen of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, a former Myers Center Fellow, and Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University), will give a lecture on “Change and Persistence in Chipped Stone Tool Traditions of the Northern Bay Area." Peter chips ceramic, glass and stone in order to help revitalize this practice in his community and learn more about the traditional technologies of his Coast Miwok ancestors.


Group of people in front of California Indian Museum

Native American Museum Studies Institute (June 13-16)

From June 13-16, the Myers Center welcomed 19 professionals and volunteers from tribal museums and cultural centers for its annual Native American Museum Studies Institute (NAMSI). Sponsored in collaboration with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, and supported with generous funding from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the goal of NAMSI is to develop the capacity of tribal community members to conserve and revitalize tribal cultural heritage, foster tribal representations and partnerships, and educate tribal and non-tribal communities through museum development exhibits. Read more about the Institute's goals and workshops here. Watch a brief video about this year's NAMSI here.


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Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issue
The Myers Center is part of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues 
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University of California
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