A unique partnership between the Poeh Cultural Center and the National Museum of the American Indian may serve as a model for other institutions with collections of Native items. The Poeh Center is the conduit for members of the seven Tewa pueblos to interact with and share knowledge about dozens of pueblo pots. NMAI is loaning the pots—some are more than 150 years old—to the Poeh Center so more pueblo members can view them and share additional knowledge. The pots are starting to make their journey ‘home’ this fall in what the Poeh Center and NMAI are calling a ‘co-stewardship.’ We’ll hear about how the relationship came about and what it offers for tribes and museum collections.
Lynda Romero (Pueblo of Pojoaque) – collections manager for the Poeh Cultural Center
Jake Viarrial (Pueblo of Pojoaque) – tourism coordinator for the Poeh Cultural Center
Michael Bancroft (Okeh Owingeh Pueblo/Ute Mountain Ute) – pottery instructor at the Poeh Cultural Center
Break 1 music: A Long Time Ago (song) The Tewa Indian Women’s Choir (artist) The Tewa Indian Women’s Social Choir: Fun And Social Songs From San Juan Pueblo (album)
Break 2 music: The Real People (song) RiverFlowz (artist) RiverFlowz (album)