Indigenous Eco-Tours of the Southwest - Conservation through Community
Tours

Tour Hostess:  Ann Watson
 
Indigenous Ecotours of the Southwest will offer one large 700 mile tour of the Four Corners region of the US. This  will encompass the four states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. The tour will begin in Albuquerque, New Mexico and continue west to Window Rock, Arizona then north towards the Four Corners Monument (where the four states of NM, AZ, UT, and CO meet), the tour will then go north into the southwest corner of Colorado to the cities of Cortez and Durango.  The tour will then move south back into New Mexico‚Äôs northwest region and conclude in the northcentral region of New Mexico. 
 
Site 1
Tour will begin in Albuquerque at the International Airport and will make stops at the Pueblo Cultural Center, Old Town, and Petroglyph National Monument.
 
Site 2
Tour of the Acoma Puebo Sky City with native speaker, Petuche Gilbert discussing history and current issues facing Acoma Pueblo.
 
Tour of the Uranium Mining near Grants, New Mexico and representative with the Southwest Research Information Center will provide insights to this ongoing environmental and social justice issue affecting the Navajo Tribe.

Site 3
Tour of Window Rock and Navajo Museum, Arizona, This is the capitol and government seat for the Navajo Nation.  Presentation by the Dine Care non-profit organization will be given on the current environmental issues facing the Navajo Nation.
 
Site 4
Tour of Canyon de Chelly National Park with a hike down into the canyon with a local native guide.

Site 5
Tour of Monument Valley and an opportunity to participate in Navajo culture.

Site 6
Tour of Four Corners Monument opportunity to buy native made jewelry and native artisans.
 
Site 7
Tour Shiprock Monument, New Mexico. Presentation by San Juan Citizens Alliance on current energy issues.

Site 8
Tour of the Canyons of the Ancient National Monument and  a visit to the Ute Mountain Tribe.  Presentation by Ute Mountain Tribal member.   Visit Ute Mountain Tribal Park.
 
Site 9
Tour Mesa Verde National Park with guides.
 
Site 10
Tour Durango, Colorado.  Hike and learn about indigenous herbs with local raw food expert, Katrina Blair, with Turtle Lake Refuge.  Prepare tour lunch with local raw food.
 
Site 11
Tour Aztec and Chaco Canyon Ruins with guides

Site 12
Tour of Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. Discussion of human impacts on the Rio Chama and Rio Grande and effects on northern Pueblos.
 
Site 13
Taos Pueblo, talk by NR Department on environmental concerns for Tribe.  Tour Taos plaza.

Site 14
Santa Fe, New Mexico tour plaza.  Discussions about impacts to the Rio Grand watershed from Los Alamos Laboratories. 
Return to Albuquerque.

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