Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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21st Annual AILTA Ceremony | 2009

Sunday, October 17, 2009
1 - 4 p.m.
Heard Museum || Phoenix, Arizona


Welcome by Howard Sice, AILTA President

Blessings by Michael Kabotie, Living Treasure 2003

History and Goals bby Debra Krol, AILTA Board Member

Introduction of Past Living Treasures by Claude Pahona, AILTA Vice President

Governor's Proclamation by Howard Sice

2009 Living Treasure Biographies by John Lewis, ITCA Executive Director

Award Presentation by Howard Sice, Claude Pahona, and Rachel Sahmie, AILTA Board Members

Special Award by Howard Sice, AILTA President

Benediction by Ted Vaughn, Living Treasure 1990

Entertainment by Hopi Dancers

In Memoriam

Emmet Bender, Hualapai, Singer/Storyteller, Living Treasure 1995

Ernest Moore, Jr., Katsina Carver/Artist, Living Treasure 2005

Gordon Krutz, Anthropologist/Teacher, Founding Member of AILTA

Previous AILTA Recipients

Robert Lomadafkie
Craft: Silversmith
Tribe: Hopi
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