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Siquieros to Deliver Mellon Lecture February 13

CONWAY, Ark. (January 31, 2019) – Visiting Mellon Scholar Mr. Bernard G. Siquieros of the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum on Wednesday, February 13 will present “T-Hai’cu A:ga (Our Story).” The talk begins at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of the Mills Center for Social Sciences on the Hendrix College campus. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in Mills Library.

The presentation will provide introductory information on the history, culture, and ancestral lands of the Tohono O’odham (People of the Desert) of southern Arizona and northern Mexico.

Siquieros is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation currently employed as the education curator at Himdag Ki: Hekĭhu, Hemu, Im B I-Ha’ap, the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum. In his previous role of project administrator, he coordinated all phases leading to the completion of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Cultural Center and Museum Project. Siquieros has served as counselor, researcher, program coordinator, and education administrator in education entities on and off the Tohono O’odham Nation. An avid photographer, he has contributed immensely to the Cultural Center and Museum’s photo documentation efforts.

“When Hendrix students traveled with me to Arizona from 2016 through 2018, Bernard was our guide and teacher, and enriched the experience by serving as our host, as well,” said Dr. Brett Hill, chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department at Hendrix, who nominated Siquieros for the Visiting Mellon Scholar honor. “We stayed at the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum, where Bernard is education curator. He spent weeks introducing us to the people and culture of the Sonoran Desert.”

Siquieros’s visit to campus is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives at Hendrix.

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