March 17, 2020 – Mobile Workshop
On March 17th, forum attendees will have the opportunity to visit Acoma Pueblo Sky City, the physical and spiritual homeland for the Acoma people. This unique pueblo sits nearly 370 feet above the desert floor on a sheer-walled sandstone bluff and has over 300 structures made of adobe (mud brick) and sandstone.
Acoma Pueblo offers a window in time where Native people carry on the traditions of their ancestors through Native American pottery making and tribal celebrations. Built in A.D. 1150, Acoma Pueblo is the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America. The mesa-top settlement is known worldwide for its unique art and rich culture. Tour guides will share the history of Acoma Pueblo as well as the Tribe’s experience developing tourism around this sacred site.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Sky City Cultural Center and Haakú Museum which provides a unique perspective on Acoma’s art and culture.
Lunch will be served onsite after the tours. Please wear good walking shoes for the tour of Acoma Pueblo, the surfaces are very uneven, close toed shoes are recommended—there will be an opportunity to walk down the original steps leading to the pueblo as well.
Local artisans will be exhibiting and selling the world-famous pottery from Acoma as well as jewelry and other souvenirs at the Sky City Cultural Center. We hope you will consider supporting these local artists.
More information about Acoma Pueblo Sky City can be found on their website.
The schedule for March 17th can be found here.