Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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2015 Awardees Margaret Acosta Jose Garcia Debra Onsae Malinda Powskey
The Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards (AILTA) is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients, who will be honored for a lifetime of achievement in the areas of traditional arts, education, cultural preservation and language preservation. The 2015 honorees are:

  • Margaret Acosta, Tohono O’odham,
    Basket Weaving and Language Preservation
  • Jose Garcia, Tohono O’odham,
    Traditional Singing and Language Preservation
  • Debra Onsae, Hopi,
    Language and Cultural Preservation
  • Malinda Powskey, Hualapai,
    Storyteller, and Language Preservation

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Previous AILTA Recipients

Sheldon Swick
Craft: Cultural Preservationist, Gourd Rattle Making, language master
Tribe: Mojave
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With your gift, The AILTA organization will continue our work to honor the lifetime achievements of Arizona American Indian traditional artists, teachers, cultural and language preservationists.
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