Aztec Ruins Lecture

Aztec Ruins Lecture

Previously Held September 16, 2022
Aztec National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument’s 2022 Lecture Series will continue on Friday, September 16th from 7:00-8:00PM with Aaron Lowden, who will be presenting on traditional Southwest food systems, how they changed under colonization, and how they are being revitalized today using the Pueblo of Acoma as an example.

Event Information

Aztec National Monument
725 Ruins Road Aztec, NM

This free event will begin at 7:00pm on Friday, September 16th in the Aztec Ruins Visitor Center. All are welcome to attend.

Aaron Lowden (He/Him/His) is a traditional farmer, land-based skills instructor, and seed caretaker from the Pueblo of Acoma. In 2010, Aaron began working with the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Fellowship leading trail feasibility studies and youth outreach programming. Aaron later joined the Acoma Ancestral Lands Program where he recruited, managed, and mentored crews to collaboratively complete land-based service-learning projects. In 2012, Aaron established the Acoma Farm Corps and has taught local youth skills central to Acoma traditional food system practices. With a strong passion for this work, he has created and facilitated the Acoma Ancestral Lands Seed Bank as well as food sovereignty gatherings and workshops for the Acoma community and tribal partners. He is now working with the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance as the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network Program Coordinator to nourish and assist the growing Seed Sovereignty Movement across Turtle Island by providing educational resources, mentorship training, outreach, and advocacy support on seed policy issues, and organizing.

This event is made possible by assistance from the Chaco Culture Conservancy (CCC). The Conservancy is a New Mexico nonprofit 501©(3) corporation created to assist and support Aztec Ruins National Monument and Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

For more information, contact the Visitor Center at 505-334-6174.

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