The Santa Fe River valley was used by all peoples who entered the area and an important concentration of thousands of ancient petroglyphs are found along a volcanic escarpment formed by lava.
San Felipe is one of the most culturally conservative of all the Keresan speaking tribes and passionately retains their traditional religion and customs despite relentless pressures from the outside world. Join Southwest Seminars and David Grant Noble for an archaeological journey on the scenic Yampa and Green Rivers through Dinosaur National Monument.
Trip Description: Meeting in Vernal, Utah on May 20, we will visit the Dry Fork Creek Petroglyphs near Vernal, one of the most famous rock art sites in the Southwest. In Echo Park wea€™ll hike to two Fremont petroglyph panels and along the way cool off in Whispering Cave.
On our final day, wea€™ll emerge from the canyons for a leisurely float through Rainbow Park followed by an exciting ride through Split Mountain and its series of rapids. Santa Anaa€™s original location is unknown as all the members of the Pueblo either left or were killed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Join Southwest Seminars for the experience of a lifetime led by Geologist Wayne Ranney, author of a€? Carving Grand Canyona€? and featuring 7 days rafting the Colorado River through the legendary Grand Canyon and 7 nights camping under the stars. Learn the story revealed in the thick sequence and variety of rocks exposed in the walls of the canyon which provide a record of the Paleozoic Era (550-250 million years ago). Wayne Ranney is the author of a€?Carving Grand Canyona€? and a€?Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateaua€?, which he co-authored with Ron Blakey. Trip Details: The trip will be in 37 foot motored raft as they are the preferred mode of transportation for this kind of river excursion by Wayne, being more comfortable and safer for this kind of expedition. Enter Grand Canyon and within the first few miles begin our descent though the geologic layers, traveling 78 miles by river to the bottom of this great stack of rocks. Float deeper into the Marble Canyon section of the river and see lush green spring of Vaseya€™s Paradise stopping at Redwall Cavern, a vast alcove that J.W. The canyon is truly Grand Canyon as we float downstream to the turquoise blue waters of the Little Colorado River, the spiritual birthplace of the Hopi Fourth World. Raft the notorious Lava Falls in the depths of the Grand Canyon near the end of our journey. Arriving at Whitmore Wash, we board a helicopter for a scenic flight out of the canyon, followed by charter flight returning us to Marble Canyon for farewell dinner with Wayne and those often dreamt about beds. We have learned more about the Coronado Expedition in the past 25 years than has been pieced together in a century of prior work.
Located on Ute Mountain tribal lands, this park was a 1911 compromise: between the United States taking tribal lands and the visionary leadership of Jack House, son of the Ute Chief Acowitz, who in the 1880a€™s tipped off the legendary Wetherill brothers to the existence of fantastic ancient Pueblo sites in Lion and Johnson Canyons in the Southwest. Step back in time to the late 19th century as we ride the train from Lamy, to Las Vegas, NM on the tracks of the old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad to visit three historic hotels: Castaneda, Plaza, and Montezuma.
Join us for a special visit to San Ildefonso Pueblo, one of the best-known New Mexico Pueblos because of the famous black-on-black pottery, which originated there and was revived in the1920s. Join Alan Osborne and attend Candelaria Day festivities at both San Felipe and Santo Domingo Pueblos, both Eastern Keres villages on the banks of the Rio Grande, where traditional and culture are closely held and tenaciously kept. We have been invited to the Acoma Sky City Governora€™s Feast Day where we will feast at the home of the governor and his family and witness celebratory observances of this important event where tribal members renew their culture, language and native religion. The juxtaposition of young lava and old sandstone makes for a wonderful geologic setting and story.
When sixteenth-century Spanish explorers first set foot in what is now Arizona and New Mexico, they encountered people who lived in large multistory apartment buildings of stone and adobe enclosing communal plazas. Join John Ware, Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara), and Connie Eichstaedt for a seven day tour of the Ancestral Pueblo world to visit the sites highlighted in Warea€™s new book from the SAR Press, A Pueblo Social History. Our 3-day 2-night visit will be centered at the Chaco National Park campground, where our outfitters will provide a luxury and restful camping experience, including catered delicious food and shelter on-site under the stars and the night skya€™s pantheon of other heavenly bodies. Eighteen giant calderas, or a€?supervolcanoesa€?, erupted in southwestern Colorado between 30-25 million years ago, forming much of the modern San Juan Mountains. Visit an early 18th Century Comanche camp, a site which encompasses where lodges were erected as well as ritual sacred areas beyond the dwellings.
Journey to sacred sites in northern New Mexico, which are spiritually significant to different traditions, which have made a mark on New Mexicoa€™s cultural and religious landscape.
This excursion will visit the remote site of Tsipinga€™uinge, an ancestral Tewa village on the northwest edge of the Tewa world.
Attend the Jemez Pueblo feast day dances and witness an age-old religious ceremony, one of the only occasions outsiders may visit the Jemez Pueblo village of Wallatowa.
Following our cultural orientation we will drive to the village of Santo Domingo for the occasion and spend the balance of the day watching the dances and ceremonial activities. Frontiers a€?the leading edges of contact and change between culturesa€? and boundaries are important because they recognize that social systems are open and provide perspective on the more intensely studied central places, such as Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the Mimbres River. This important cultural area embraces the entirety of the Rio Alamosa drainage, from its headwaters at the Plains of San Agustin to its mouth on the Rio Grande including its tributary drainages and was the home of Ancestral Puebloans for more than 800 years.
What could be better than a spring float down the mighty San Juan River, legendary cultural resource in the heart of the Four Corners region? Our expedition outfitter is Wild Rivers Expeditions with its staff of expert and well-informed river guides, who tell the local stories, row the rafts and prepare all our river meals, and also furnish our camping equipment and supplies. After a hearty breakfast on Thursday, we will board our rafts for a 3-day float down the San Juan River. Float through the fabulous Upper Canyon of the San Juan with its stunning geologic formations and fascinating stop to see fossils.
Includes 3 full days of floating and 2 nights of camping on the river, 2 nights lodging at Desert Rose Inn, (the evenings before and after the raft trip), with tents, and sleeping bags for the camping nights. Laguna Pueblo is seen by literally thousands of travelers who pass along Interstate 25 heading west of Albuquerque, but few are aware of its history, legacy, or traditions. The next morning, we drive to Bisti Badlands area, where we will marvel at the hauntingly beautiful scenery and enjoy a (requiring good walkers) 4-mile round-trip hike on relatively flat grounda€¦a gourmet picnic luncha€¦followed by more spectacular scenery and outdoor geology classes as Dr. Nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Sandia Mountains, While much attention has been given to the important archaeology of the Galisteo Basin, much less has of the public interest has been devoted to the geology of this rich resource area, until oil and gas exploration was proposed recently before our Governor imposed an important moratorium on extraction industries in this beautiful area just south and east of Santa Fe located along the Rio Galisteo. El Malpais National Monument offers many learning opportunities for us, including a presentation by Dr. We will drive over the continental divide through a lovely, ponderosa forest setting amid volcanic flows, cinder cones, and scenic sandstone bluffs landscape to El Morro National Monument.i?? This prominent high rocky promontory sheltered a large fresh-water pool, which attracted wildlife, as well as ancestral Pueblo, Spanish and Anglo-American travelers seeking water at the base of the bluff.
Georgia Oa€™Keefea€™s Beloved White Place: A Geo-Walk Through the Rocks at Plaza blanca with Dr. Located in the Sierra Negra Badlands, Our special day trip to Plaza Blanca (White Place) with our wonderful and favorite vulcanologist and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. You will also have the extraordinary blessing of spending a day with Sunny Dooley, a traditional Dine storyteller from the Chil Chi Tah area south of Gallup, who will guide us through her rural homeland.
Make a memorable visit to the Crownpoint Navajo Rug auction, a significant monthly cultural event held in the Crownpoint Elementary School auditorium, where you will see many traditional weavers, as well as appreciate the opportunity to view a stunning collection of 200 or more weavings of all sizes, regional styles, and prices.
Tour participants will visit three recently discovered (2008) Apache petroglyph sites along the upper Rio Grande, near Pilar, with noted Ethnobotanist and archaeologist Dr. Visit some of the most important Archaic era petroglyphs in the U.S, estimated at 4,000-6,000 years old or more. The charming town of El Rito, north of Santa Fe on El Rito Creek, is situated along the margin of both the Colorado Plateau and the Rio Grande rift.
For those of you that have explored the eastern half (the part you see from State Highway 4 out of Los Alamos), of the Valles Caldera, this tour will provide new insight and understanding to the amazing geologic and natural history of the Valles Caldera. Join Alan Osborne, Southwest Cultural historian for a day trip to Zia Pueblo for feast day dances.
Spend an enlightening day with noted archaeologist, scholar, author and professor emeritus Dr. Arroyo Hondo was composed of 1,000 rooms arranged in 1 and 2-story room blocks and was originally investigated and partially excavated by Nels Nelson of the American Museum of Natural History. Tijeras Pueblo is on the east side of the Sandia Mountains and was occupied, like Arroyo Hondo, from about 1300 to 1425 AD.
While neither Arroyo Hondo nor Tijeras Pueblos remained occupied into the mid-1400's, settlement did continue at a pueblo in the modern village of San Antonio. Paa-ko Pueblo also began in the 1300's AD as a plaza-oriented adobe-walled compound of several hundred rooms. Journey into the magical Canyonlands and Arches National Parks of southeast Utah and the spectacular Red i??Rock Country of the Colorado Plateau for an unforgettable five-day experience with Dr. Something extraordinary happened a thousand years ago in a shallow canyon in the heart the San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. Saturday, April 7, 2007 The many layers of geologic history unfold as we spend a fascinating day hiking among the sacred landscape and spectacular i??formations of the new Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.
This one-day hiking adventure will explore the geologic story of the Abiquiu area, including rock formations and vistas that inspired Georgia Oa€™Keeffe. With Deputy Director of the OAS and Chaco scholar, Wolky Toll and cultural historian Alan Osborne, we'll leave Santa Fe early in the morning and drive along a scenic route through lands of the Santa Ana and Zia Pueblos and the Jicarilla Apache Reservation on our way to Chaco Culture National Historic Park.
This six day tour of the Rio Grande Pueblos will include visits to Taos, Picuris, San Ildefonso, Pojoaque, Cochiti, and Zia Pueblos, as well as tours of important and seldom visited Eastern Pueblo archaeological sites, including Tsankawi, Hanat Kotyiti, Guisewa, Kuaua, Pecos, and the world famous rock art panels of the Galisteo Basin. Departing Santa Fe, we will travel to EspaA±ola, then turn west onto Forest Road 144 (also known as 39-mile road), winding our way up into the northern Jemez Mountains. We have a break in the morning for 15 minutes (from 9h40 to 9h55) and one in the afternoon for 10 minutes (from 14h50 to 15h). We have a small library in our school and a computer room where we meet twice a week for “E-twinning”. A somber mood hang over Parliament as MPs bid farewell and celebrated the life of Usuk County MP Michael Oromait who passed on over the weekend. He re-echoed the need for government to ensure drugs are available at health centers, and also increase the wages of medical personnel to enhance their commitment to saving lives. MP Owori Otada who chairs the Independent caucus to which the late belonged described him as an eloquent debater committed to good governance and human rights issues.
Close friends reported that the legislator had dreams of building a hospital in Usuk, as well as improving the livelihoods of the people he represents in the house.
Born January 12, 1964 in the current Katakwi district, Oromait joined Parliament in May 2011 as MP for Usuk County. The Citizens’ Action for Quality Education has petitioned Parliament seeking for its intervention to avert the declining standards in public education across the country. The petitioners confirmed to Parliament that over 80% of the children in UPE do not eat lunch on a daily basis.
They also expressed concern over crowding of pupils into small classrooms and the alarming pupil to teacher ratios that stands at 1 to 60 in many districts. Hon.Oulanyah reaffirmed the need to empower parents and communities to interest them in the need to provide and cater for their children.
The Speaker today visited Uganda Police headquarters located on Parliament Avenue and met the Inspector General of Police, Lt. The Speaker said that Parliament has three petitions from three countries about human trafficking. The Speaker thanked Police for its support when Uganda hosted the 126th Inter Parliamentary Union in March this year.The IGP, Lt.
He said Police is facing a number of challenges in its fight against crime and ensuring that the country is peaceful and orderly.
He said that the current Police strength of 43,000 was below the internationally recommended ratio of 1:500 people.
He also said that Police is trying to build systems including community policing, personnel management, traffic management and crime records management – intended to improve their performance.
Parliament is considering the construction of a specialized health care unit to handle maternal and neo-natal health at Mulago national referral hospital.
According to a report tabled by the Parliamentary Committee on national economy July 26, the project will house a functional tertiary referral 320-bed specialized maternal and neo-natal health care unit in a six storey building by 2016.
He observed that the dilapidation of the existing reproductive health infrastructure at Mulago national referral hospital is a challenge to the health sector. The committee noted that the current maternity and operating theatres at the national referral cannot match the ever increasing number of patients. Members also urged government to consider recruitment of adequate health personnel as well as reviewing their wages to enhance retention in the health sector.
Government has issued an alert declaring the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Kibaale district. The dead include a Clinical Officer who initially attended to the patients at Kagadi hospital and her four months old baby. According to a statement issued by Minister Ondoa, the Uganda Virus Institute is testing 21 specimens for traces of Ebola disease.Government has set up a national task force to coordinate the management of the disease in Kibaale and neighboring districts.
The minister announced that the country was safe for all travelers since the affected personnel have been isolated and no travel bans have been issued.
Meanwhile legislators have urged government to consider instituting special a policy to cover medical workers whose lives are at risk in the line of duty.
Proposals have been tabled by legislators to have all medical personnel who die in the line of duty compensated and their families catered for by government. UsPeak, an initiative between the Parliamentary Commission and National Democratic Institute (NDI), has been under a pilot test for the last seven months and will now be accessible to selected members before it’s fully rolled out all legislators.The National Chairman NDI, Simon Osbosne said UsPeak will be piloted for seven months until January 2013, after which the Parliamentary Commission, MPs and their constituents will be able to assess the benefits of the system. Stephen Kiprotich Uganda’s sole gold medal winner at the London Olympics 2012 has been a uniting factor as legislators honored him for his historic performance. In 2009, therefore, FAWEU launched the Higher Education Scholarship Programme and as a result, over the last three years, twenty six (26) girls in total have been supported by proceeds from various fundraising initiatives and from corporates such as MTN, Bank of Uganda, DFCU Bank, Crown Beverages, Stanbic Bank, Multiple Industries and Busitema University; and by individuals such as the Kenny Family Foundation. The Speaker pledged her continued support to FAWEU and encouraged FAWEU to seek long-term support from some of the household corporates to support their sustainability strategy. Ugandan representatives have joined colleagues from across the continent for a retreat of the Bureau of the Pan African Parliament. Legislators at the meeting were disappointed that AU organs had rejected proposals to grant the PAP full oversight and legislative powers.
The proposals granting full oversight and legislative powers to the Pan African Parliament are contained in the proposed amended protocol of the Pan African Parliament. HE however said that the Executive Council of the AU, composed of Foreign Affairs Ministers, expressed its reservations, about the two articles dealing with the oversight and legislative powers of the PAP.
PAP is the legislative body of the African Union, exercising oversight, advisory and consultative powers. At the start of a two day retreat for the PAP Bureau, held at the Riviera of the Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging, Aug. African parliamentarians meeting in Johannesburg have criticized the poor performance of governments with regards to freedom of expression and the media, attributing it to the increasing conflicts on the continent. The members serving on the Committee on Justice and Human Rights of the Pan African Parliament, expressed concern that African governments continue to disrespect fundamental human rights of their people. He was speaking at the start of a two day planning workshop for a campaign to promote media freedom in Africa, held at Indaba Hotel, in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2012.
A Pan African Parliament delegation has commended the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in its efforts to pacify the Great Lakes Region. Over 2,000 troops, who have had a ten weeks training, are scheduled to leave for Somalia tonight. Government has been advised by the Speaker of Parliament to secure additional resources required by the health sector this financial year.
Several legislators have re-echoed the need for government to address itself to the needs of the public.
The Speaker, Ms Rebecca Kadaga presided over a fundraising dinner in which over Ushs 40 million was raised in support of the Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) Higher Education Scholarship Programme. The FAWEU Chairperson, Mrs Rose Izizinga, expressed her gratitude to the Speaker and all  those who had supported FAWEU in the struggle to educate the girl-child and, who continue to support girl -child education and emphasised that the struggle continues. She added that the fundraising dinner was one of FAWEU's activities to raise awareness on girl-child education and it was one of the events organized during the girls' education week held annually.
FAWEU Executive Director, Ms Christine Semambo Sempebwa, highlighted the strides made by FAWEU in educating the girl-child. Parliament is holding special celebrations to commemorate 50 years of the country's independence.
Clergymen from the Muslim, catholic and the Orthodox Church appealed to legislators always remember the needs of the population that voted them into office.
The Speaker said the 50 year anniversary celebration for the country is a time for the nation to reflect on its past performance.
The function held at Parliament Building is part of activities in the Parliamentary Week, organized by Parliament to mark 50 years of Uganda’s Independence.
Speaker Kadaga said that Members of Parliament immediately start legislative work after being elected and sworn in, without any training or experience in parliamentary studies.
She said that issues that confront different parliaments vary over the years and that support staff, who are the long term memory of the institution also need specific skills in the delivery of their services.
Institute of Parliamentary Studies – Uganda is supported by Parliament’s development partners including the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (with support from DFID) and Democratic Governance Facility; and Makerere University, African Centre for Media Excellence, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative and the Economic Policy Research Centre. Makerere University don Professor Augustus Nuwagaba has called for amendments to existing laws to empower parliament with transcending powers to influence arrest, prosecution and recovery of loot from thieving government officials.
He notes that although Parliament’s oversight committees like the Public Accounts committee have been very instrumental in pointing out cases of corruption and misuse of government resources, they have no powers to follow the implementation of their recommendations by other government agencies.
In a paper delivered at a public lecture for the Uganda at 50 Parliament celebrations on September 27, at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, Prof. He expressed reservations over women empowerment in Parliament noting that despite the increase in number of Woman MPs in the House, the benefits are yet to trickle down to the grassroots outside Parliament.
Veteran politician and a member of the first Uganda Parliament Hon.Adoko Nekyon decried the commercialization of politics, warning that voters use this system to intimidate incumbent leaders to bribe them to survive the next elections. President Yoweri Museveni has called urged legislators to serve the people of Uganda in order to enhance national transformation and development. The President was speaking as chief guest at the awards giving ceremony to recognize leaders in that have made contributions to the development of the country in last 50 years of Uganda’s independence, hosted by the Parliament of UgandaThe awards, presented by the Parliament of Uganda, saw the President receiving his in recognition of his contribution as Chairman of the National Resistance Council (NRC) from 1986 – 1996. Deputy Speakers, leaders of government business, leaders of the opposition, pioneer Member of Parliament and Clerk to Parliament also received award. President Museveni said that he and a number of other Ugandans expended a lot of their efforts to restore the Parliament of Uganda that had been abolished by late dictator Idi Amin regime in 1971. He said that although Uganda went through a lot of problems, it was gratifying to note that in the main, Ugandans have exerted efforts for strategic development.
Relating to his home country, Nigeria, where he said politicians distribute gifts during political campaigns, Hon. She said that while governments agreed to long term global goals and targets, Parliaments can play an oversight role in terms of regularly tracking progress and achievements. In a motion moved to congratulate Uganda on its Golden Jubilee Anniversary, Tuesday, October 9, 2012, members meeting for the Third Ordinary Session of the Third PAP, said Uganda has been at the forefront of stabilizing the continent as well as regional integration despite its own domestic challenges.
He saluted the Ugandan government for women empowerment and poverty eradication in the country. She joined eight (8) new other colleagues who also swore in at the start of the First Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament of the Pan African Parliament held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, South Africa.
The Pan African Parliament, the legislative body of the African Union comprises five members from each of 47 of the 54 AU member states. The President was speaking at a dinner hosted by members of the Eastern Caucus of the Pan African Parliament held at Coco Brazil Restaurant in Carlswald, Midrand, South Africa on Friday, October 12, 2012. The PAP Eastern Caucus comprises Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda, Djibouti, Mauritius and Uganda.President Amadi appealed to the Eastern Caucus, which is chaired by Hon. The dinner was also attended by Ugandan MPs on the newly created Sectoral Committee on Human Rights including Hon.
A visiting delegation of Members of Parliament of Uganda has met the Pan African Parliament Committee on Justice and Human Rights and discussed human rights concerns in Uganda and across the continent. The Ugandan delegation of the recently created Committee on Human Rights led by its Vice Chairperson, Hon. The PAP Committee on Justice and Human Rights is mandated with assisting national parliaments in harmonizing laws of member states in relation to human rights.
He said that PAP has decided to work with national parliaments on the ratification and domestication of signed international protocols and instruments. Internal and border conflicts are hindering development and African integration, legislators meeting at the Pan African Parliament have observed.
Debating reports arising out of fact finding missions sent to Mali, Sudan and South Sudan, members were unhappy that African leaders have failed to address domestic and regional issues that lead to conflict in Africa.
The Pan African Parliament sent a delegation to Mali in June to gather information and suggest solutions to the conflict following a military coup in the country; and to Sudan and South Sudan in September where the countries were involved in border conflict. In addition, the PAP Committee on Cooperation, International Relations and Conflict Resolution presented its report about the peace and security situation in Africa to Parliament, detailing causes and suggesting solutions to causes of conflict.
The Pan African Parliament is meeting at its First Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament, in Midrand, South Africa.
During the debate held Tuesday, October 16, 2012, members said the unending conflicts destroyed or prevented the construction of infrastructure and hindered cross border trade among countries and proper utilization of natural resources.Members blamed internal conflicts on the failure by national electoral commissions to hold proper elections and failure by governments in power to respect their constitutions. The visiting delegation of Members of Parliament of Uganda on the Committee on Human Rights has today met the President of the Pan African Parliament, Hon.
The Pan African Parliament is the legislative body of the African Union but currently exercises oversight, advisory and consultative powers. Our special visit to the southwest Santa Fe petroglyph site of La Cieneguilla features one of our favorite study leaders: David Grant Noble, noted and celebrated editor, photographer and archaeology writer and author.
Although the Pueblo is not more than thirty minutes from Santa Fe, the fact that outsiders are not encouraged to visit has made it possible for them to maintain their individuality and resist the influences of modern life. The 4th edition of his Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide is due to appear in 2015, as his a new edited volume, Living the Ancient Southwest. We float through the beautiful canyons of the Yampa River for three days, reaching the confluence with the Green River in Echo Park, so-named by John Wesley Powell on his famous 1869 expedition. The Yampa is the only remaining free-running, undammed tributary of the Colorado and its flow level depends on the winter snow pack and spring runoff. Our outfitter will be Dinosaur River Expeditions, family owned and locally operated in Vernal Utah staffed by experienced and knowledgeable river guides that love sharing the beauty, the history and the wildlife of the mighty Yampa River of Colorado and the crystal clear waters of Utaha€™s Green River of the Flaming Gorge. Three nights lodging at Landmark Suites in Vernal, Utah (2 nights before the rafting trip and 1 night after). 1300-1600) by visiting four important Classic Period Ancestral Tewa sites in the Ojo Caliente Valley northwest of Santa Fe. Following the 1692-4 Spanish Reconquest, Old Sana Ana Pueblo (Tamaya), was founded 8 miles NW of Bernalillo. We raft into the Canyon beginning at Leea€™s Ferry and exit the canyon via scenic helicopter and charter air. He holds a mastera€™s degree in geology at Northern Arizona University and leads tours for the Museum of Northern Arizona, The Grand Canyon Field Institute and the Smithsonian, including round the world trips by private charter. Our 190-mile trip between Leea€™s Ferry and Whitmore Wash has been selected by Wayne as covering the most scenic and geologically significant sites within the canyon in just the right balance of time on the river and off site exploration.
Jane Coulter in 1922 as a tourist camp, ita€™s style was later adapted to most National Park Service locations.
Explore the relationships between settled Puebloan villages along the Rio Grande and early Spanish-led expeditionaries. This led to a race for claimants to the treasures, the search and disappearance of artifacts along with the creation of a brisk trade in antiquities looted from these sites before federal laws were enacted to preserve them. After a warm welcome by a Harvey Girl we will get a detailed description of what railroad passengers experienced as they will bring back the deep appreciation of those magnificent days when the customer was king and the Harvey Girls, a€?those respectable young womena€™ and Couriers were ambassadors of impeccable service and local culture. We will visit friends who have invited us to feast with them as they observe this important sainta€™s religious day in the Pueblos. It was extensively studied and researched by School of Advanced Research (SAR) in the 1970a€™s and has been the subject of nine monographs and numerous scholarly articles.


These two parks are geologic showcases for the Jurassic Navajo sandstone, the largest petrified dune field in the world. We then travel to Zion National Park where we will stay in the park at the renowned historic National Park Service Lodge cabins, Zion Lodge for 3 nights. The Spanish referred to these people as Pueblos (Spanish for a€?townsa€?), no doubt to distinguish them from the regiona€™s rancherA­a dwellers and nomads. Wea€™ll visit the contemporary Eastern Pueblos of Cochiti and Jemez, the Western Pueblos of Hopi and Acoma, and Ancestral Pueblo sites in Chaco, Mesa Verde, the San Juan River Gorge, and Canyon de Chelly. Scott Ortman will lead us on a very special tour of the Santa Clara Tribal Park at Puye Cliff Dwellings.
We will hike the 3.6 miles South Mesa Trail Loop to Tsin Kletsin, (3 hours) on the South Rim with a visit to the important great kiva at Casa Rinconada. With less driving back to town for overnight lodging in a town, we will see morea€¦nature, birds, plants, landscape, the skya€¦basically the full day and night Chaco experience.
Kirt Kempter for a 4-day geologic exploration of the Creede and Lake City and Pagosa Springs, region of Southern Colorado, where four of the massive supervolcanoes eruptions occurred.
Visit the scenic North Clear Creek Falls and the spectacular Slumgullion landslide en route to Lake City. Zia achievements in pottery and other arts and crafts, their storied history as well as spiritual tenacity are legendary. Our purpose will be to enhance our appreciation and understanding of these special sacred places and the spiritual traditions which hold them dear.
We will also visit the Jemez State Monument, a 17th century Spanish Mission church, and the ancient village it was built near, now operated by the New Mexico State Monuments Division, as well as a delightful lunch at Deba€™s Deli in Jemez Springs, a resort community in the beautiful valley of the Jemez River. Joe Suina, former Governor of Cochiti Pueblo and Professor of Education (ret.), for the renowned Santo Domingo Feast Day, an annual ceremonial held in one of New Mexicoa€™s most colorful Pueblos on the Rio Grande. Suinaa€™s home in Cochiti Pueblo for an informative cultural education presentation on the ceremonialism of Pueblo dances and Sainta€™s day feast celebrations in theEastern Keres villages of Cochiti and Santo Domingo. Tuition of $90 includes Study Leader honorarium, transportation, meal, and donation to the Keres Language Project in which Dr.
Steve Lekson and Karl Laumbach for an archaeology and history field study trip to visit important sites of the Canada Alamosa, located in southwestern New Mexico. Studies suggest that the Pueblo populations of the CaA±ada Alamosa were at times strongly linked to a central place(s) and at other times were reorganizing in an independent effort to adapt and survive. Rio Alamosa is fed by a perennially flowing warm spring (Ojo Caliente), home of the Warm Springs Apache, the hot springs are located three miles northwest of the ranch headquarters. Enjoy an educational and relaxing 3-day trip down the scenic San Juan River between Montezuma Creek, Utah and Mexican Hat.
Shortly before our river trip ends, we will pass the amazing balancing rock known as the Mexican Hat, which is near our river put-out. All meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinnersa€¦2 at a€?Bluffa€™s besta€™ and 2 a€?round the campfire. Visit one of the traditional western i??Keres villages of the Lagunas, Paraje, with Southwest cultural historian Alan Osborne where we will attend the annual Feast Day honoring Saint Joseph, patron saint of the Pueblo. Containing some of the most spectacular and b bizarre geologic formations in New Mexico, including gravity-defying hoodoos and multi-hued shales, the stacked layers, or formations within this 45,000 acre wilderness area show a continuous record of ancient environments, formed between 160 million and 40 million years ago, with episodes of uplift and erosion, inland seas, shorelines, estuaries, large forested river deltas, meandering steams, bogs, and numerous fresh-water lakes leaving evidence of early mammal fossils, dinosaurs, petrified wood caches, and periodic volcanic ash showers. Its subtle natural beauty, with wooded hillsides, dramatic volcanic dikes, and wide, open grasslands has drawn many noted contemporary artists to settle there and has attracted attention from those seeking easily accessible but less traveled areas containing important sites of natural history, including those who specialize in flora and fauna, as well as geology and vulcanology. Kendrick on the many archaeological sites found El Malpais and recent discoveries, as well as current preservation projects in which Dr.
Taylor, an 11,301-foot volcano, which figures prominently into native cosmology, life here has been longstanding, adaptive, and enriched by the landscape.
We will a chance to see some of the most exciting and interesting ancient and historic petroglyphs (more than 2,000) in North America, including the Onate inscription of April 1605, (15 years before Plymouth colony in Massachusetts) most of which are accessible by a scenic paved walking trail. Kirt Kempter, who will feature his a€?wise and well-considereda€™ thoughts and research on the geology between Santa Fe and Abiquiu, including a few roadside stops to look at important landscape features, rocks, scenic overlooks, and geologic field maps.
Paul Zolbrod, Research Associate, Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, Professor of Literature, Dine College, Crownpoint, Professor Emeritus, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania, and Author, Dine Behane. Sunny is a scholar for the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and travels widely sharing her culture through stories. Included is transportation, lodging at legendary El Rancho in Gallup on Route 66, most meals, special presenters and Study Leaders honoraria, and donation to Chil Chi Tah Elementary School, and celebration dinner.
We will take you to seldom visited sites in northern New Mexico That are spiritually sacred and significant to different traditions which have made a mark on New Mexicoa€™s cultural and religious landscape. These western-Keres speaking and traditonal people have occupied the scenic hilltop village and this rugged region NW of Albuquerque for centuries. Linda Cordell, with whom we will be visiting four archaeological sites on the edge of the Galisteo Basin: Tijeras Pueblo, Paa-ko Pueblo, Arroyo Hondo Pueblo, and San Antonio. Intensively studied by Douglas Schwartz for the SAR, it sits at the margins of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just outside Santa Fe.
It is located above a seep, it is bisected by 2 arroyos, and was excavated by UNM field schools in the late 1940's, and again in the 1970's, directed by W. Kirt Kempter, vulcanologist, geologist, former Fulbright scholar, and Alan Osborne, Southwest cultural historian. Not only spectacular vistas, but also wildlife, including bighorn sheep, are always a possibility for sighting and photographing on this memorable day.
Puebloan peoples constructed over a dozen elaborate Great Houses of stone reaching three to four stories above the desert floor. Wea€™ll first arrive at the Chaco Visitora€™s Center on the north side of the canyon, which features exhibits and interpretations of recent archaeological research as well as historic excavations, and artifacts revealing ancient life at Chaco.
We have lots of different lessons, like French, Maths, History, Physics, Biology, German, Technology. Oromait was committed to ensuring total peace for his people in the Karamoja sub region”, the Speaker noted. Moses Ali In a motion to pay tribute to the late described him as a distinguished civil servant who served in the Uganda Police Force and the Uganda Posts and Telecommunications before joining Parliament. Otada urged legislators to support the conclusion of a petition presented to the house by Hon.Oromait who prayed for Parliament’s intervention to resolve the border dispute between Katakwi and Napak, as a tribute to the fallen legislator. The coalition of six NGOs is concerned over that the majority of pupils cannot solve simple numerical sums.
The activists want Parliament o help reduce the rate of primary school dropouts that stands at 25%. He noted that there was need to address the emerging challenges to the education sector that stretch beyond the welfare of teachers.
He said that financial limitations have prevented them from implementing a Cabinet retreat recommendation for Police to recruit 2500 officers every financial year to get to international requirements. The project to be financed by a USD 30 million loan from the Islamic Development Bank and the government of Uganda awaits the approval of Parliament. This will help curb the maternal and infant mortality rate that stands at 435 maternal deaths per 1000 live births and 76 deaths per 1,000 respectively”, Committee Chairperson Hon. The minister for Health Hon.Christine Ondoa confirmed to Parliament July 31 that the disease had claimed the lives of 14 persons, 10 of them from the same family.
The Clinical Officer had been referred to Mulago hospital where she succumbed to the disease on July 20.Latest reports from the ministry indicate that a total of 36 cases had been recorded with 18 patients admitted at Kagadi government hospital isolation facility. MPs are concerned over the recorded death of medical personnel whenever an Ebola outbreak is recorded. Rebecca Kadaga, has decried the rampant violence in elections and torture of suspects committed by security agencies in the country. MPs in a special sitting of Parliament dedicated to the national sportsman re-echoed the need for government to increase its budget for sports this financial year.The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Rebecca Kadaga, has met Forum for African Women Educationalists – Uganda Chapter (FAWEU) officials to discuss how they could continue partnering with women parliamentarians to promote girls’ education in Uganda. She, however, noted that a gap still exists in the transition from secondary education to higher education.
Speaker about the forthcoming Girls’ Education Week scheduled to take place from 17th to 21st September 2012, where among others FAWE Africa region will celebrate 20 years of its existence while FAWEU will celebrate 15 years since it was launched. Cecilia Ogwal, who is also the Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Administration and Financial Evaluation (CAFE); Hon. The proposed amendments were due for approval by the Heads of State Summit sitting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June.
It was expected that after five years, the body would be granted full oversight and legislative powers through amending the Protocol for its establishment. 24, 2012, the President sent condolences to the government and people of Ethiopia on the death of President Meles Zenawi.
Onyango Kakoba, said attempts by governments to build democracy on the continent cannot be successful without respect for freedom of expression. Kakoba called for respect of freedom of expression and the media as one way in which governance can be improved in Africa.The First Vice President of PAP, Hon.
Nkodo Dang said that recent political uprisings in North Africa showed how easy access to the new and social media helped ordinary people communicate and organize protests, to which governments have reacted by gagging the media. There is now evidence that more and more repressive and autocratic states are resorting to the stricter control of the social internet-based networks to shut out citizens’ voices that are calling for democratic reforms,” he said. Ogwal is the Vice Chairperson of the PAP Committee on Administration and Financial Evaluation (CAFE); while Hon.
Ogwal said during PAP sessions, she had raised issues regarding the failure by other African Union member countries to contribute troops to the mission in Somalia.
She appealed to the army leadership to involve more women, who she said, together with children suffer most in times of conflict.
Stephen Kashure, said the Somali population had a problem with their Ethiopian neighbours but are positively receptive to the Ugandans. Michael Ondoga, who is going to replace the Commander in Somalia, said the UPDF has had a good relationship with the locals wherever they have been deployed.
Soldiers have had training in leadership, individual soldier skills, team and squad collective tasks, international human rights and other areas. Sarah Kataike Ndoboli, Chairperson of the Women Caucus, (she was recently appointed Minister of State for Health), Hon. The candle is symbolic of the light that FAWE has brought into the lives of girls in Africa. This year the week took place from 17th to 21st September, and included: A press conference held on Monday 17th, girls conferences held at Mengo Senior Secondary School and which hosted schools from Eastern, Northern and Central, and another girls conference held in Kyenjojo which hosted schools from western Uganda . She observed that FAWEU had educated over 4, 000 girls in secondary education since 1997, when the organisation was launched , and was now supporting 26 girls at university and in other tertiary institutions.
The one week of celebrations were flagged off with interdenominational prayers led by the Rt. He reminded them to always obey God’s decrees and commands as they deliberate in the House. Jane Kibirige, said the IPS will provide a more cost effective way of training MPs and staff.
The Makerere University don cited chronic absenteeism, political party caucusing on parochial issues and the enactment of political legislations as the major challenges to the 9th Parliament.
Nekyon said Parliament must have a fixed number not linked to the creation of new districts each day. This size affects the quality of speech because of the time allocated to each member on the floor of Parliament. Nekyon also noted the need to amend the constitution to lower the academic requirements for one to stand for elections as a Member of Parliament. When you come there, know its precious ground and do your work diligently to serve the people of Uganda diligently and genuinely without favour. The late Apollo Milton Obote, first Prime Minster of independent Uganda, was awarded for his service as one of the leaders of government business. He urged those responsible to follow up on the missing information about the history of Uganda so that a complete compilation is realized for the benefit of people. Museveni strongly advised the people of Uganda to take time to think deeply about what ought to be done to accelerate further the transformation and development process of the country. He congratulated the people and thanked the Parliament Uganda for their efforts to capture the history of our country on this great occasion of the golden jubilee independence celebrations. Patel, who resides in Australia, commended the great progress and development the country has attained.
Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, has urged African governments to give more power to women in order to improve the quality of life on the continent. Amadi, who was opening this year’s Annual African Women Parliamentarians Conference held at the PAP headquarters, Midrand, SA, singled out Parliament of Uganda and its Speaker in their recent effort to provide more funds to the health sector. Amadi said that the most vulnerable people in Africa – women and children will benefit more from an empowered woman than an empowered man. Rebecca Kadaga (MP, Kamuli district) for her role as head of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) especially in her advocacy towards improving maternal and newborn and child health. Kadaga), she has moved the CPA to new levels (and) as Uganda celebrates 50 years of independence, we should say ‘more power to women of Uganda,’” said Hon.
Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (MP, Budaka district) to continue with her advocacy for improvements in the health sector, as she joins the Executive.
Margaret Zziwa Nnantongo said parliaments can play an important role in pursuit of reaching the agreed goals by playing a central role in reducing poverty in the country and attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
Moussa Idriss Ndele (Chad), the former PAP President, who moved the motion, said Uganda has made great strides in various aspects including health, politics, democracy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Gideon Mung’aroo (Kenya) said Uganda has played a key role in the stabilization of Somalia, where the Al Shabaab has been defeated making it possible for the formation of government in September this year. Master Goya (Botswana) said Uganda had opened up its economy to direct foreign investment, but said that recent research showed the doubling of commodity prices. They need to check whether their achievements are sustainable, such that they are put back on track,” he said. Jacquiline Amongin (Uganda) said Uganda has made achievements in empowering women, an MDG target and appealed to African Union Member countries to emulate her.
Cecilia Atim Ogwal, said women in Uganda are no longer pressed by culture and have taken up top government positions including that of Speaker of Parliament, the Inspectorate of Government and Clerk to Parliament. Santosh Vinita Kalyan (South Africa) urging the Parliament of Uganda not to legislate against homosexuality. Jacquiline Amongin, the Ngora district Woman Member of Parliament has today been sworn in as a Member of the Pan African Parliament.
Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi, has called for the support of members in finding solutions to poverty in Africa.
Amadi hailed members of the Eastern Caucus for their support to his presidency and the Vice President, Hon. Safia Nalule is visiting the Pan African Parliament in Midrand, South Africa between October 12 – 18, 2012. Onyango Kakoba (Uganda) briefed the delegation about the structures of the African Union (AU) in general and the Pan African Parliament, one of the organs of the AU, in particular, as well as the mandate of the Committee.
Our recommendations or resolutions are sent to the African Union Commission, which may or may not implement them,” he said. He said that the Committee has interacted with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, and civil society organizations involved in the area of human rights.
Kakoba said that the Committee is scheduled to start a campaign on freedom of expression across the continent in May next year, following their preparatory seminar held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August this year.
The missions were sent within the PAP framework of promoting the human rights and democracy – grounded in its mandate to promote democracy and good governance among Member States. Henry Willie Yallah (Liberia) cautioned Africans against providing business to Western firms through buying arms and ammunition that encourage conflict on the continent. Major conflicts are coming from elections where losers are not willing to relinquish power and governments oppressing the opposition,” he said. Sam Otada (Uganda) urged African countries to agree to share sovereignty on issues of common interest and appealed to the African Union to help countries organize acceptable elections. Cecilia Atim Ogwal (Uganda) urged Sudan and South Sudan to sign and respect peace accords because the conflict there affects the entire East African region. Ogwal also challenged PAP to address the issue of climate change which is leading to conflicts as populations migrate in search of pastures and water. Mohammed Abdoulkader (Djibouti) said, “The continent needs lasting peace for its development. Safia Nalule, pledged to support the Pan African Parliament in its quest to become a fully fledged legislative body.
We will learn about the history and theories relating to Ancestral Puebloan rock art, migration of Tewa Pueblo peoples, Colonial Spanish exploration and settlement along El Camino Real (Royal Road). Individual interests are subordinate to community values and responsibilities so that the strong ceremonial structure and the traditional rituals have kept the people as a vital and distinctive tribal entity with a proud heritage of ancient origin. Along the way, wea€™ll see the remains of a pioneera€™s cabin, a series of pictographs in the Barrier Canyon style, and Serviceberry Shelter, where Archaic hunter-gatherers camped millennia ago. See architecture, agricultural fields, and ritual features in the context of some of the largest and best-preserved ancient Pueblo sites in the region. Tribal members usually maintain two places of residence, one in the farming community along the Rio Grande and the other a traditional home on the north bank of the Jemez River several miles away.
The trip includes hotel lodging and dinner the night before the excursion as Wayne sets the stage for our grand adventure and another night and dinner after the trip wraps up as we celebrate our amazing journey through this vividly colored canyon, a nine day study tour on the most coveted raft trip in the world. Discuss the origin of the canyon and how the complexity of erosional features of the Colorado River and precipitation created and continue to shape the canyon. We begin our journey with slow moving rapids, which increase in intensity as we travel further into the Canyon.
Our highly recommended outfitter, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions (CRATE) has been in business since 1971 and features knowledgeable, trained and experienced river guides, who are excellent outdoor chefs, enthusiastic river companions and certified in CPR, Wilderness Medicine and River Rescue. Protecting these lands from Anglo incursion, touristic curiosity and the federal government has created a seldom visited trove of four well-preserved canyon cliff dwellings requiring three miles of hiking and climbing five ladders when accompanied by a Ute tribal guide. We will learn about Fred Harvey, the Englishman who founded the hotel and restaurant chain. They have a strong sense of identity and retain ancient ceremonies and rituals and dances tenaciously. The site was occupied in two separate and distinct phases more than six centuries ago, and at its height was comprised of approximately 1,000 rooms. Over 2000 feet of Navajo Sandstone form massive cliffs within Zion Canyon, creating one of eartha€™s grandest geologic settings. Our days at Zion will include visits to more remote corners of the park, such as Kolob Canyon in the northwest, and the more central Kolob Terrace Road, where we will hike the scenic Northgate Peaks Trail. Classifying people by settlement pattern and architecture, the most visible of cultural expressions, may be a natural thing for explorers to do, but i??the label a€?Puebloa€? glossed over considerable cultural variability. Participants will be regaled with stories of the Pueblo past from an archaeologist (Ware) and Native Pueblo scholar (Swentzell), and view the spectacular landscapes of the Southwest 4-Corners from the comfort of a modern coach (with on-board restroom!).
These ancestral Puebloan sites figure prominently in his ethno genesis research on Tewa Pueblo origins, migrations, settlement patterns, and history. This study tour is designed to experience 2 backcountry trails while still visiting Great Houses within the central a€?downtowna€™ area of Chaco Canyon Culture National Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Their mission church and plaza and the village and surrounding hills and mountains are powerful spiritual forces. Visits include (subject to change): Upaya Buddhist Zen Center, Sikh Dharma in Sombrillo, Plaza Blanca and Dar al Islam in Abiquiu, and Christ in the Desert Monastery overlooking the Chama River, the Sikh Dharma in Somlbrillo, Our day will be filled with opportunities for reflection and awareness on the different paths for restoring balance and harmony in our world.
1312-1350 and is possibly one of the places where immigrants from the Four Corners region entered and settled the northern Rio Grande region. In the centuries before the Apache (Athapascan) migration in to this area, it was the setting for two large-plaza Pueblos, a migrant Mesa Verde village, a huge 500-room Tularosa town, the northernmost Mimbres village, the southernmost Socorro site, and a sizeable earlier Ancestral Puebloan pithouse community, all located on the Monticello Box Ranch. Wea€™ll camp for 2 nights, learning about the cultural history and archaeology of the region with David Grant Noble.
Comfortable overnight motel lodging the night before and after our 3-days and 2-nights on the river at Desert Rose Inn, a log lodge recently built on the edge of the town of Bluff, Utah.
This scenic stretch of the river is especially noted for its Puebloan ruins and Basketmaker rock art panels and many are only accessible from the river.
Honorarium for our exceptional Study Leader and river guides, all fees for permits and services.
You will have the opportunity to be part of this important ceremonial day and by your silent observation both give and receive the blessings of the Lagunas. The area is filled with multi-colored ash created by iron, manganese and crystal-forming silicates, and has been described as a paleontological treasure trove! Kirt, offering plenty of time for on-site educational lectures, photographic moments, and awe-inspiring sacred landscape. Drive back to Santa Fe that afternoon for evening arrival with a stop at our favorite Cuba, NM dinner spot, Brunoa€™s for some home-style cooking before our Santa Fe evening return. Many myths and legends abound about this remarkable area, including oral tradition never written down.
For an optional energetic uphill hike, those interested may visit the ancestral Zuni village of Atsinnaon top of El Morro.
Along the way, we will Santa Rosa de Lima, the historic site overlooking the Chama River and original site of the Abiquiu Valley settlement. We visit her local Chapter House and to the Chil Chi Tah School, where you will meet Navajo teachers and students. Our purpose will be to enhance our appreciation and understanding of these various sacred places and the spiritual and religious traditions which hold them in esteem.
Ford who serves as Arthur Thurnow Professor of Anthropology and former director, Ethnobotanical Laboratory, University of Michigan.
Zia, located beside the Jemez River, is near the Nacamiento Mountains and red rock foothills of the Pajarito and Jemez Plateaus. Each of these is representative of different ways Ancestral Puebloans built 14th century communities.
In the 1970's, portions of the ancestral pueblo village and the historic San Miguel de Laredo were excavated by the Museum of New Mexico and scholars conducted important ethno historic research.
By the 1500's, a smaller, mostly stone-masonry pueblo was built on-site and occupied into the 1600's AD. Wea€™ll spend all four nights at the new and beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge, featuring a popular restaurant and on-site winery and vineyard, as well as beautifully appointed riverside timber lodges with private patios overlooking the Colorado River. Within just a few generations, masonry Great Houses were built by Pueblo communities throughout the San Juan Basin and beyond to eventually encompass portions of four adjacent states. Following lunch we will take the short hike to the nearby-unexcavated Una Vida site, as well as an optional scramble up to the petroglyphs overlooking Una Vida. There are some sections in our school which also have cooking lessons for the girls and masonry projects for the boys.
As there are several classes, there are also letters: 6A, 5D… There is also the “SEGPA”, it is pupils who have mental difficulties or in life. Kadaga Rebecca described the fallen legislator as a committed legislator who passionately struggled to ensure his constituents had access to social services. Let us stop the cancer of corruption that has eaten the moral fiber of our country,” he told legislators and mourners in the Parliament chamber. Silvester Rwomukubwe the Executive Secretary of the Uganda Joint Christian Council.Presenting the petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Kaihura said the visit by the Speaker showed that Parliament valued the Police as an important institution in the country. Forty contact persons who got into contact with the suspected victims are being closely monitored for any symptoms of the disease.


This challenge is typified by issues such as the high cost of tertiary education, high competitiveness for government sponsored programs, and government preference for science related courses, among others. Roger Nkodo Dang, said the right to freedom of the press is one of the most important of human rights.
Onyango Kakoba (NRM, Buikwe North) today visited the Peace, Support Operations Training Centre, located in Singo, Nakasongola district. It is also a commemoration of twenty years since five women ministers of education in Africa set-up FAWE as a forum to remove barriers to girl-child education and bridge the gender gap in education, in Africa.
God is the one who is blessing us and gives us what we are doing for the people,” he told celebrants.
Rebecca Kadaga, has today launched the Institute of Parliamentary Studies, intended to train current and future Members of Parliament and legislative staff in lawmaking procedures.
She also recognized the potential of former MPs and staff of Parliament, who will be tapped for their knowledge and wisdom. We could speak for two hours but now you speak in a hurry and many fail to understand your point,” the veteran politician observed.
If we do that, Parliament will do a lot of contributions to the development of Uganda”, the President said. He noted it would be good to connect the old and new Uganda as we commemorate her golden jubilee of independence. He said it was worthwhile to take note of the fact that countries like Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand, which were under-developed recently, have now developed ahead of Uganda as well as some other African countries.
Rebecca Kadaga, who also received the award, wished all Ugandans happy independence celebrations.
He also said that research has shown rising figures of new infections in Uganda and Chad despite successes in the 1990s.
She also urged PAP to address youth unemployment and recommended the setting up of a Youth Caucus at the continental body.
Sarah Kataike Ndoboli (Woman MP, Budaka district), who was appointed Minister of State for Health. She said that the issue of women and children, who are caught in the middle of conflict, needs to be addressed. At certain times of the year, however, they welcome visitors and the Green Corn Dances in May are the main attraction to outsiders and other Pueblo people as well.
We will learn about the archaeology of the Desert Archaic and Fremont cultures through Davida€™s lectures and hikes. Wea€™ll also hike to Mantlea€™s Cave, a huge rock shelter where Fremont Indians stored an astonishing array of specialized items in storage cysts, now in the collections of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Set among towering red cliffs and ancient ponderosa pines, we may see a variety of wildlife, deer, eagles and big horn sheep along the shoreline. Learn Tewa history and how we use different techniques, archaeological review and Tewa oral tradition, to better understand their past. Learn about the variety of species of mammals, reptiles, fish and birds that make the Grand Canyon home, including many threatened and endangered species and plants that have found a refuge in the Parka€™s protected lands. There is plenty of whitewater excitement, including some of the most famous a€?drops and fallsa€? in the world: Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls.
While millions visit Mesa Verde National Park, which borders Ute reservation lands, these are seldom seen and striking sites that have not been stripped of their ancient presence and essence.
Wea€™ll tour the famed Castaneda, newly purchased and under renovation by its new owner, Allan Affecldt (or resident partner), who also restored La Posada, the Harvey Hotel in Winslow, Az. The significance of Arroyo Hondo is that it was one of the earliest large, aggregated pueblos built during a period when settlement patterns throughout the northern Rio Grande were evolving in the direction of large towns located near dependable sources of water.A We will have an archaeological tour of this important cultural site, owned by the Archaeological Conservancy, with site steward and noted author, and archaeologist, Dr. Several easy to moderate hikes will be offered within Zion Canyon, including Echo Canyon, Weeping Rock, and the Riverside Walk.
Coral Hills Best Western will serve as our base for two nights to explore beautiful Snow Canyon. The people the Spanish called Pueblos spoke at least seven mutually unintelligible languages (six are still spoken today) from four different language families, and their linguistic diversity was mirrored in many of their social, economic, and religious practices and institutions. He is able, using linguistics, metaphors, architecture, and material culture, to follow ancestors on their long journey south from Mesa Verde and the San Juan River Basin.
Between them, wea€™ll learn about the history and theories relating to ancestral rock art, migration of Tewa Pueblo peoples, Colonial Spanish exploration and settlement along El Camino Real (Royal Road), plus fascinating concepts of earth science, significant geographic landscape and visible volcanic features young and old we see in this region, as well as the causes of the rise of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Wea€™ll be like trees: silent observers, important witnesses, participants in the continuing strength of Keres Pueblo culture here today. Wea€™ll explore the sitea€™s well-preserved architecture, cliff dwellings, artifacts, rock art and trails, and the world-quarter shrine all while overlooking the stunning Piedra Lumbre made famous by Georgia Oa€™Keeffe.
Suina will share with us aspects of culture, history, spiritual underpinnings, and ritual observances which are tied to the rhythms of nature in the native world of the Eastern Keres Pueblos. The area has been extensively studied by scholars for several years in recognition and interpretation of frontiers and migrations of peoples in the archaeological record.
Lekson and others have made a strong case that the Canada Alamosa was the destination for a migrant community from the Mesa Verde culture area.
He has guided educational and archaeological groups down the San Juan River for more than twenty years.
Learn the history of the Keres world and its influence from both the ancestral Puebloan and European traditions.
Kirt Kempter, will use this outdoor classroom as an educational opportunity to explain and discuss the earth history of this beautiful basin in our own backyard. From them, you will learn about the magnificent natural and cultural history of this scenic area, called a€?the evil countrya€™, or the badlands, by chroniclers on the Coronado Expedition of 1540, as a result of their extreme difficulty in crossing through lava flows by the expeditionaries and their horses along the legendary Zuni-Acoma Trail.
The mythology of El Malpais will be discussed as well as the many different native cultures in the area, including Acoma, Zuni, Dine (Navajo), and others, which have made their home in the region for centuries and in some cases, millennia.
All will have access to the modern Visitor Center, featuring rangers, interpretive exhibits, and books and literature.
Departing Santa Fe, we will travel through EspaA±ola, turn west over the Rio Grande, and on the north side of town turn west again onto a dirt road which we will travel for several miles on a scenic forest road, where we wind our way up through the Pajarito Plateau and into the scenic Jemez Mountains. Zolbrod will escort us to an important ancient Chacoan outlier, Kin YaA­a (Tall House), where he will help us understand the importance of Chaco Canyon culture. You will have an opportunity to interact and learn about Dine culture in education from the teachers and students and tour the school. Our Study Leader is a specialist on sacred spaces and places, and this will be a unique opportunity to share in his wisdom and insights.
After scenic drive up the northern Rio Grande valley to Pilar, we will access the petroglyphs by hiking to view some of the most exciting images on stone. Forest Service and members of the American Rock Art Research Association, as well as Arizona State University scholars, these areas (Sites #006 and #147) are filled with over 600 known rock art carvings, which are astronomically aligned to Summer solstice and equinox sunrise and sunsets. These lands were the site of hunting gathering and farming communities for many millennia, as this region was populated by different peoples over long periods of time who came together to become those who were encountered by Spanish conquerors, missionaries and settlers. All four pueblos were constructed of adobe and noted scholars excavated each to different degrees during the 20th century and today visitors see low mounds of earth. Pottery traditions of the village were shared with other puebloans of the Tewa Basin and Pajarito Plateau but Arroyo Hondo appears not to have participated in much broader networks of exchange. While much smaller than Arroyo Hondo, with about 250 rooms, it experienced 2 different construction episodes during which the community completely reorganized its space.
This is one of Americaa€™s recent national monuments and is an important area sacred to Keres and other Pueblo peoples.
Kadaga, who was addressing the newly created Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, said if all states were fully observing their human rights commitments, “we would live in a world free from want or fear.”“Unfortunately this is often not the case because the human rights of individuals are violated more often than not. This is through the system which aggregates the messages received by issue and allows MPs to catalogue and map this information.”In turn MPs will be able to reply to their constituents by either sms or call them back.
Kadaga Rebecca who presided over the special sitting hailed the long list of successful Ugandan sportsmen including Ayub Kalule, John Akiibua, Dorcus Inzikuru and Moses Kipsiro that Kiprotich had joined following his win.“Out there in the plains, valleys and mountains of Uganda, there are many other Kiprotichs who have talent and whose potential is untapped. There will also be a Press Conference during the week to raise awareness countrywide about the continued need to support girls’ education, and the Week will be crowned with a Fundraising Dinner on Friday 21st to be presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon. Amadi, opened the retreat held at the Riviera on the Vaal Hotel in Vereeniging, South Africa, August 24, 2012. Onyango Kakoba, the Chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, attended the retreat, August 23 – 25, 2012. Bethel Amadi about other countries’ contributions since the mission to Somalia is an AU project.
Kakoba said the AU mission in Somalia will be used for learning purposes for future peace keeping missions on the continent. Parliament creates and guarantees the rule of law which is of essence in building democracies,” Prof.Nuwagaba told MPs and Civil Society Activists.
Rebecca Kadaga, was part of the activities marking Parliamentary Week organised to commemorate the 50 years of independence of Uganda. Edward Rugumayo (1979 – 1980) who served as Chairman of the National Consultative Council, Mr. Kataike, who was appointed Minister of State for Health, gives up her position as Chair of the Women Caucus and as one of the country’s representatives at the Pan African Parliament. Kalyan had asked the Ugandan delegation to respect all human rights including the minorities, like it’s the case in South Africa. Our hike will include some relatively flat trails on the mesa top, some rough uneven terrain along the boulder slope where the rock art is located, but will also include the short but steep rocky talus access to the mesa top, so please come prepared for this rugged landscape on the outskirts of Santa Fe which overlooks the important riparian stream banks of the beautiful Santa Fe River downstream from the city now featuring beaver dam ponds. Hundreds of men, women and children dance throughout the day, accompanied by a male chorus, in the huge sunken bowl of the Plaza worn down by the centuries. Ann features Corn Dance, a colorful spectacle which draws the entire Pueblo together as most of its population, nearly 700 people, return to the Old Pueblo (normally not open to outside visitors) for traditional ceremonies and visiting native arts and crafts vendors.
Discover more about the 5000 year human history presence and importance of the canyon to ancestral Puebloan, Hopi, Havasupai, Navajo, Hualapai, Paiute and Zuni. As importantly wea€™ll hike beautiful side canyons with cascading waterfalls, turquoise pools, and the cooling shade of hidden grottos and enjoy stargazing at night. Wea€™ll enjoy dinner, a lecture, and overnight at the historic Old Plaza Hotel, built in 1889. It is with anticipation that we look forward to spending time with our dear friend, Dora Tse Pe, the legendry potter and San Ildefonso resident as well as her family who have invited us to share a feast meal with them on this important occasion. George, Utah, just a few minutes from Snow Canyon State Park, where geologically young volcanoes poured dark basalt lava through spectacular canyons of red and white Navajo sandstone. The close proximity of Snow Canyon and Zion will allow us to spend significant quality time in both parks, with less highway travel. On Day 3 we begin our exploration of Zion, lodging for three nights in individual historic cabins right in the heart of Zion National Park, a very special opportunity indeed. They were not, in other words, a monolithic culture, but several different peoples who shared cultural practices. On this day trip, we will see remains of Tewa houses dating from the 14th century, much evidence of pottery as well as other artifacts in situ.
We will also review the local hydrology and understand the presence of many natural springs nearby. It is with anticipation that we look forward to spending time with legendary potter and Zia native, Dora Tse Pe and her family who have invited us to visit and share a feast meal with them on this important occasion. He will also share information on the important Keres language preservation project for which this study tour is organized to support.
In addition to providing commentary on each site visited, he will offer us interesting facets of Puebloan and Dine (Navajo) history. Wea€™ll also visit the beautiful Laguna Mission church, operated by the Franciscan order, built in 1699 and containing beautiful native paintings, colonial reredo (altar screen), and traditional adobe architecture. We will travel through the historic ghost town of Waldo and along the railroad tracks laid through the area in the late 19th century to the picturesque village of Cerrillos, then travel across the Galisteo Basin heading east on the backloads through this scenic area. Visit a small rural family-owned Trading Post, rarely seen by outsiders, which helps bridge cultures and maintain community. Special visits and tours of Dar al Islam Mosque in Abiquiu, Christ in the Desert Monastery, the Sikh Dharma and community in Somlbrillo near Espanola, the Buddhist stupa in Santa Fe, plus special presentations by representatives at these very special locations. In addition to petroglyphs, there will be spectacular views of the Rio Grande gorge, birds, possibly early wild flowers, important Apache cultural shrines and their campsites. These types of carvings from this era are often associated with nomadic hunter-gatherer societies. While conquest is an important chapter of Pueblolan history, a€?survivancea€™ is its modern reality. Why did ancient Puebloans build monuments whose construction required the quarrying and shaping of thousands of tons of sandstone from canyon walls and the hauling of over 200,000 pine logs from mountain slopes 60 miles away, all to build a dozen 300-600 room edifices that housed only a handful of people?
The trail is well marked and follows along a small arroyo and enters an elegantly carved slot canyon, then climbing to a scenic overview of the spectacular Rio Grande valley where we will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.
A short walk down the canyon will lead us to Kin Kletso, an important part of the developmental history of the area.
Blainville is the main town, with lots of villages around like Vigneulles, Barbonville and Charmois for example.
Oulanyah Jacob at his Parliament chambers July 17, the civil society coalition, asked Parliament to amend the Education Act to require parents to make a mandatory financial contribution towards lunch for their children at school.“We have hungry children in our schools. Election violence, mob justice, gender based violence, torture of suspects by state security agencies remain rampant in our country,” she said.She was speaking during an induction seminar for the parliamentary committee on Human Rights held at Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe, Friday, August 10, 2012. It must discover its identity through a serious and scientific study of the skills, expertise, experiences, capabilities, qualities, interests and commitments of its members. Kataike had to relinquish her position at PAP where she was also Chairperson of the PAP Women Caucus.Uganda’s other representatives to PAP are Hon.
Kenneth Lubogo, who are in South Africa to meet the PAP Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The trip inclui??des all lodging, meals, river and rafting arrangements and quality time with David Noble.
Experience the soothing comfort of a quiet river valley and nearby pond, a welcome oasis in the heat of the summer. Visit interesting historical sites only accessible by the river, study unique geological features, and gain a comprehensive educational perspective on the geology and natural history of this majestic canyon.
We will take a short hike to Piedras Marcadas Canyon, where the first petroglyph of a horse known in the United States is found amid a rich concentration of petroglyphs, most of which were created a century before European contact. On the next day, accompanied by our modern Harvey Girl we will tour the legendary Montezuma Hotel, now part of the United World College campus.
Featuring gas log fireplaces and a private porch at each cabin, we promise a bit of quiet time to enjoy the majesty of one of our favorite U.S.
The wealth of data on Pueblo culture, from three thousand years ago to the present day, provides an ideal laboratory for the study of culture change. Those who have accompanied Ware and Governor Joseph Suina on past Pueblo World Tours will visit many of the same destinations but see many new sites, and youa€™ll be able to follow along with Warea€™s commentary on Pueblo social history with an advance copy of his new critically acclaimed book. The site contains lots of petroglyph panels, spectacular views and a large important ancient Santa Clara village that includes a reconstructed kiva. Sam Duwe, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology and Director of the Tewa Basin Archaeological Research Project at Eastern New Mexico University. David is the author and editor of many books relating to Southwest archaeology and culture, including Ancient Ruins of the Southwest: An Archaeological Guide and most recently, In the Places of the Spirits. A short but interesting hike (one mile round-trip) will illustrate the fascinating earth history of the Cerrillos Hills, Ortiz Mountains and the beginning of rifts in the Santa Fe area.
In El Malpais are found ancient jagged lava flows, volcanic cinder cones and rims, pressure ridges, lava tubes, ice caves, and other landscape features, as well as prehistoric ruins and cairns, rock structures, and homesteads, plus important cultural sites where ancient pottery and other material artifacts have been discovered.
Paul Catholic Church in Crownpoint, where Navajo spirituality coexists with Roman Catholic Christianity. The glyphs follow the contours of the rock and incorporate natural features, such as nodules, bumps, and cracks, into the carving. Some have said the Zia people have retained most of their traditional beliefs and thus absorbed very little influence of our dominant society. Cordella€™s interpretation, we will walk each of the sites to understand their similarities and differences.
Their kivas were of 2 different shapes and construction techniques, and the village maintained 2 different traditions of painted pottery, while participating in extensive trade networks. Why did ancestral Puebloan communities over a geographic region the size of New England build community centers that emulated these monumental structures?
Learn the fascinating geologic story of how these dramatic columns have eroded as you appreciate the power of Mother Naturea€™s forces: wind, water, and time.
Wea€™ll visit smaller habitation sites, small farming settlements surrounding Casa Rinconada, Chacoa€™s massive great kiva. They are all located in the territorial and administrative division of France with number 54 (54 are also the first two numbers of the towns’ postcode as well as the number of the car plates).
Parents and guardians have abdicated their duty to provide food to their children while in school. Amama Mbabazi confirmed government plans to purchase land in Sebei district to establish a training center for all sportsmen and women. The retreat was held ahead of committee meetings scheduled to start on Monday, August 27, 2012.
Amama Mbabazi opposed a move by legislators to have budget cuts for the defence ministry and Statutory Organizations.
They have several interests which unless fully ethically controlled and guided may conflict in a negative way,” Hon.
Only then will parliament fully tap the resources and contribution of each member for the achievement of the common good,” she told legislators. Charming casitas, comfy beds and organic samples from the garden will round out our archaeological day excursions. Appreciate the context, and underlying meanings of this powerful ritual and sacred cultural landscape. Our mission is to arrive before dawn so we witness the entrance into the village of the deer and other animals. Few places in world provide so much historical information, over so many centuries, on cultures that thrive today. On the Saturday following the tour wea€™ll visit Cochiti Pueblo for a tour of the community by this yeara€™s Cochiti Governor, Dr.
We begin to learn how Tewa people understand their own unique history and become witness to the kind of collaborative work Scott and tribal members have been doing to link the native understandings to Southwestern archaeological research. Our afternoon will conclude with a relaxed social Happy Hour, including a glass of wine and appetizers at Conniea€™s Casa, the owner-built, passive solar traditional home to Southwest Seminars Director, Connie Eichstaedt.
Includes transportation, 4 meals, overnight accommodations, entrance fees and Study Leadersa€™ honoraria. You will also need long pants and hiking boots, hat, water, and hiking sticks (poles) if you use them.
They are typically deeply incised and may represent the only remnants of conscious communication left by these early peoples. The Zia achievements in pottery and other arts and crafts, as well as spiritual tenacity is legendary.
Was it political hegemony, economic imperialism, or religious fervor that inspired the architects of Chaco and their emulators?a€?a€?Amerinda€™s spring tour to the northern Southwest will spend two days in a€?Downtown Chacoa€? in search of answers to these questions. 3-mile roundtrip hike, 400 feet elevation gain Includes: Study leader honorarium, transportation and a lovely picnic lunch included. The UPE guidelines which demand that children carry food to school have not been successful”, he noted. He confirmed that government will provide employment to sports achievers mainly in the security services.Leader of the Opposition Hon. Kadaga noted.She reaffirmed that legislators need God’s intervention to enable them balance their personal interests and ambitions with conflicting interests from their constituents and the nation as a whole. Along with the amazing scenery and geo-education wea€™ll enjoy periods of profound peace as we drift quietly through narrow corridors of polished granite. Meredith Davidson, an enthusiastic young scholar, is Curator of 19th and 20th Century Southwest Collection, for the New Mexico History Museum and curated the current permanent exhibition, Setting the Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and its Legacy.
We will have a picnic lunch on site and finish with a visit to a Santa Clara pottery-making family for a demonstration of their famous deep-carved black and red ware, which often features the water serpent, or Avanyu, as well as other symbols and imagery significant to the Tewa villages of the northern Rio Grande. On our last Southwet Seminars field trip to the North Rim we had a very special porcupine sighting! These incredible rock carvings include curvilinear, rectilinear, non-representational, irregular, geometric, spirals, starbursts, animal tracks, hunting images, and vision & Dream scenes. Their mission church and plaza are all part of the accommodation and compartmentalization of different but powerful spiritual forces. Wea€™ll begin our tour 150 miles to the north in the central Mesa Verde region where Chaco probably had its roots.
Nandala Mafabi urged government to identify a clear criterion for honoring achievers who excel in different disciplines. Amama Mbabazi proposed that reallocations be made within the budget allocated to the health ministry to fund priority areas within the sector. Sam Duwe, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma and Director, Tewa Basin Archaeological Research Project will be a highlight of our trip as he shares knowledge of the Tewa and the region. Includes 7 full days of activities and 8 nights in favorite lodging in scenic locations, and featuring the interplay and dialogue which accompanies scholarly discussion and debate. Includes Transportation, scholar honorarium, lunch, followed by wine with apps at Conniea€™s Casa (and hoped-for lilacs) before return to Hotel Santa Fe, our pick-up and departure point.
Our destination will be a high altitude alpine meadow overlooking the spectacular north rim of the Valles Caldera where we will be served a gourmet fajita picnic lunch with a breathtaking view down into the caldera valley below. Zolbrod will also introduce us to two Catholic nuns who were part of the effort to create the Crownpoint Rug Auction, now a major cultural tradition and artistic event which you will have the privilege of attending. We will be like trees: silent observers and important witnesses of the continuing strength of culture here today at Zia Pueblo. Kadaga appealed to the committee members to avoid party divisions while carrying out their mandate with regard to human rights.“I wish to point out that although every individual member of the committee has their own party affiliation, you have to abandon partisan considerations when undertaking your committee’s work. He noted that government will expedite the recruitment of 1000 midwives as an immediate remedial measure to address maternal health.
We are proud to offer this unique opportunity, a Must-Do for all lovers of the Southwest culture and landscape, especially when accompanied by such exceptional scholars. You must be able to disagree with your party when it comes to ensuring and monitoring the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.”The Committee on Human Rights is chaired by Hon. All expenses covered coach transportation, admissions, all lodging and meals, donation to tax deductable donation to the Amerind Foundation.
Their lives represent an intersection of cultures that they have chosen for their life's work. Lunch included at Conniea€™s Casa in Canoncito at Apache Canyon for debriefing and sharing our adventure stories. In these humble surroundings, you will come to respect and understand the Dine and their important connections between people, language, and land.
His discussions and commentary featuring his perspectives on Dine culture will be valuable tools for our own education.




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