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Gloria Lomahaftewa
Gloria Lomahaftewa is an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe and of Hopi and Choctaw descent. She possesses 21 years of museum experience in the curation of exhibits and museum collections, tribal consultation regarding museum collections, tribal community outreach, developing educational programs, interpretation of cultural materials and museum administrative activities. Gloria is currently the Native American Graves Protection and Repartriation Act (NAGPRA) Specialist at the Museum of Northern Arizona in fulfilling federal responsibilites for the museum to the National Park Service and tribes regarding collections holdings.

 

Exhibits Curated:

Home: Native Peopls in the Soutwest, opened May 2005, Heard Museum (HM), long-term exhibit, exhibit planning and development team

We Are Arizona's First People, opened January 2000, HM, long-term, Co-Curator

Cloud Messengers: Hopi Kachina Dolls, August 1998 to July 1999, HM-North

Following the Sun and Moon: Hopi Kachina Dolls, January 1995 to January 1998, HM Edited publication of the same title authored by Alph Secakuku.

Gloria is currently a member of the following organizations:

American Association of Museums
Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA), past Board Member
Arizona Humanities Council, Board Member
Inter Tribal Cultural Resources Working Group, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Museum Association of Arizona, member
Native American Council, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis
Phoenix Indian School alumni Association (PISAA), Vice-President, founding member

 

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