Celebrating + Amplifying the Voices of Indigenous Communities

InHerit is a partner of the Alliance for Heritage Conservation,
a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Celebrating +
Amplifying
the Voices of
Indigenous
Communities

InHerit is a partner of the Alliance for Heritage Conservation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Celebrating +
Amplifying
the Voices of
Indigenous
Communities

InHerit is a partner of the Alliance for Heritage Conservation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Our Mission

Through progressive collaborations, InHerit works to educate, conserve, and advocate for native languages, traditions, and rights to the past. 

Forging Alliances

InHerit leads an alliance of communities, organizations, and experts working toward heritage conservation. 

View the latest news and activities of InHerit researchers and collaborators

Our Mission

 Through progressive collaborations, InHerit works to educate, conserve, and advocate for native languages, traditions, and Indigenous goals in heritage management.

Forging Alliances

InHerit leads an alliance of communities, organizations, and experts working toward heritage conservation.

View the latest news and activities of InHerit researchers and collaborators

InHerit uncovers + documents untold and silenced stories via community archaeology

InHerit: Indigenous Heritage Passed to Present is a program affiliated with the University of North Carolina in which archaeologists collaborate with local communities to unearth hidden histories and conserve the material remains of the past to empower people to reshape cultural narratives and affect positive social change.

Current Projects

InHerit has received awards from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, North Carolina Humanities, and the Institute for Heritage Education to support our collaboration with the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke to develop educational resources for K-12 students and teachers. Our aim is to contribute to reshaping dominant historical narratives that obscure Native American cultures and experiences in our state history.

Since 2020, we have been working closely with our partners from the Lumbee Tribe, the largest state-recognized American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River, and North Carolina teachers to design experiential learning resources and museum programming that incorporate local knowledge and archaeology. Our objective is to advance public education by amplifying Indigenous voices and histories that are underrepresented in teaching. In August of both 2022 and 2023, we hosted a teacher institute at the Museum of the Southeast American Indian where K-12 teachers had opportunities to engage with a curriculum that highlights Native experiences in the Carolinas between 1491-1830. This professional development opportunity is a great opportunity for teachers to receive updated information, speak with experts, and learn about new ways to bring Native American voices to the forefront of their classrooms. Check out our Photo Gallery to see what our participants got up to at the 2023 Institute. We look forward to hosting another institute in the summer of 2024!

Facilitators and Participants for the Amplifying Native Voices Project
Facilitators and participants of our 2022 Amplifying Native Voices in NC History Teacher Institute at the Museum of the Southeast American Indian, Pembroke, NC. Photo by Harlen Chavis.
The Deep History of Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Practices at Tahcabo, Yucatán
A rejollada, or sinkhole, near Tahcabo, Yucatán, Mexico. Photo by D. Slocum.

The Deep History of Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Practices at Tahcabo, Yucatán

Dr. Maia Dedrick, Cornell University Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate, has been awarded a National Geographic Society grant as part of a call for proposals entitled “Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability.” The project itself is called: “The Deep History of Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Practices at Tahcabo, Yucatán.” In partnership with InHerit and the Alliance for Heritage Conservation she serves as project leader alongside community partners and a team of scholars that includes Adolfo Iván Batún Alpuche, Marcello Canuto, José Miguel Kanxoc Kumul, Elizabeth Webb, and Patricia A. McAnany.

The Deep History of Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Practices at Tahcabo, Yucatán

Dr. Maia Dedrick, Cornell University Hirsch Postdoctoral Associate, has been awarded a National Geographic Society grant as part of a call for proposals entitled “Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability.” The project itself is called: “The Deep History of Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Practices at Tahcabo, Yucatán.” In partnership with InHerit and the Alliance for Heritage Conservation she serves as project leader alongside community partners and a team of scholars that includes Adolfo Iván Batún Alpuche, Marcello Canuto, José Miguel Kanxoc Kumul, Elizabeth Webb, and Patricia A. McAnany.

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Events

InHerit’s January 2024 Newsletter

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Events, Project Updates

Check Out the ANV Summer Institute Photo Gallery!

We are happy to present our new Photo Gallery currently featuring a collection of photos from our second Amplifying Native Voices Summer...

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News

Dr. Maia Dedrick, Santa Clara University Assistant Professor, has been awarded a National Geographic Society grant as part of a call for proposals entitled “Enduring Impacts: Archaeology of Sustainability.”

Dr. Maia Dedrick, Santa Clara University Assistant Professor, has been awarded a National Geographic Society grant as part of a call for...

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InHerit’s June 2023 Newsletter

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