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Petroglyphs & Zia Traditions with Peter Pino
May 16, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM UTC-6FREE
Zia leader and Artist, Peter Pino, will give a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wed. May 16th in the Magazine Room of the Wilkinson Public Library on “Petroglyphs and Zia Tradition,” co-sponsored with the The Telluride Institute, Inc. and the Telluride Historical Museum.
A former Governor and War Chief of the Pueblo of Zia, Peter served as the Pueblo of Zia Tribal Administrator and Treasurer from 1977-2014 [CE]. He graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas (NM) in 1972 [C.E.] with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Education, and followed up with a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque in 1975 [CE].
He is a traditional spiritual leader, holding a lifetime appointment as one of the tribe’s Keeper of Songs. He is also a traditional craftsman who works in rock, tans deer hides and makes moccasins, bows, arrows, digging sticks, rabbit sticks, and bone tools – many of which require using techniques employed by his Puebloan ancestors.
His archaeological interests have led him to committee and board commitments with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Mesa Verde National Park and the Native American Rights Fund in Boulder. He served as Vice-Chair of the New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs, and was the first Native American to serve on the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission.