This webinar is intended to provide a basic overview of ethnographic ethics and methods, as well as the history and role of ethnography within Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Increasing consultation and collaboration with descendant communities and lack of current documentation of Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) have increased the demand for CRM ethnographic projects. With handouts and a focus on the practical application of ethnographic methods and ethical considerations in CRM, this webinar will help participants better understand how to conduct ethnographic research with integrity and ultimately improve relations with descendant communities.
The expert providers for this session are Jessica Yaquinto and Dr. Sean Gantt. Jessica Yaquinto, MA is a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer who has 12 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management ethnography and tribal consultation. She founded Living Heritage Anthropology (LHA) in 2014 and co-founded Living Heritage Research Council in 2017. She has worked on over thirty ethnographic and tribal consultation projects with more than 45 tribes funded by a variety of tribal, private, state, and federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Colorado State Historical Fund, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. Jessica has worked on these projects through LHA, Dominguez Anthropological Research Group (DARG), the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), and Northern Arizona University. Additionally, she served as ethnographer for the Cultural Resources and Tribal Programs at Grand Canyon National Park.
Dr. Gantt is the Acting Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Chairman of the Board for Living Heritage Research Council. After receiving his PhD at the University of New Mexico, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Brown University and Indiana University. He specializes in visual and public anthropology from ethnographic, archaeological, and documentary film perspectives in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. His dissertation focused on Choctaw lifeways and cultural preservation. He is of Choctaw descent.
Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time