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MN-245917-OMS-20

San Carlos Apache Tribal Council
Fiscal Year: 
2020
Award: 
$82,731.00
City: 
San Carlos
State: 
AZ
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services

The San Carlos Apache Clanship and Traditional Apache Food Project will teach and strengthen the knowledge of Apache Clan systems, which play a vital role in the identity of the Apache person. The director of the San Carlos Apache Culture Center Museum will hire a project coordinator to organize pilgrimages to the Apache Clan Homelands to locate and identify traditional foods and plants, which will then be harvested, processed, and prepared for participants to consume. The project will include workshops, a conference, and the production of related videos and other materials. Pre- and post-participation surveys will help to measure the project's success at increasing the capacity of the museum staff and tribal members of all ages to better understand themselves culturally and to rediscover healthy, natural, traditional foods that are available at their traditional clan homelands.