Jim Enote will discuss “Mesa Verde and the Cultivation of Resilience” on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the park’s Visitor and Research Center, introducing themes of Puebloan cosmology and the maintenance of well-being and how and why the themes endure today.
The program is part of the 2018 Four Corner Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.
Enote, born and raised in Zuni, New Mexico, is a Zuni tribal member and director of the Colorado Plateau Foundation and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center.
He serves on the boards of the Grand Canyon Trust and Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and is a senior advisor for Mountain Cultures at the Mountain Institute. He is a National Geographic Society Explorer; a New Mexico Community Luminaria; and an E.F. Schumacher Society Fellow.
His experience includes natural resource, cultural resource, philanthropic, and arts work for many organizations including UNESCO, UNDP, International Secretariat for Water, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Mountain Institute, Zuni Tribe, and several major charitable foundations, museums and universities.
He has been published many articles, including the recent short pieces “We Cannot Live by Sentiments Alone,” “The Museum Collaboration Manifesto,” “Buyer Beware,” “What I Tell Boys,” and “Please Don’t Call Me a Warrior.”
During the American Anthropological Association’s annual conference in 2010, Enote was awarded the first Ames Prize for Innovative Museum Anthropology. In 2013, he received the Guardian of Culture and Lifeways Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and in 2016 received the Hewett Award for leadership and service to the New Mexico museum community and for achievements in the museum field.
He lives at Zuni, New Mexico.