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 Project

Cultural Heritage, Ecology, and Conservation of Yucatec Cenotes

In 2018, InHerit received a grant from the National Geographic Society for a collaborative cultural heritage education project with public secondary schools in Yucatec Maya communities and students and faculty from the Universidad de Oriente (UNO) in Valladolid, Mexico. The project focused on cenotes, or limestone solution sinkholes, that have provided fresh water to communities in the region for centuries. Developing innovative, sustainable, and interactive educational programs that explore the geomorphology, oral history, cultural and archaeological heritage of cenotes, our program motivates youth ages 11-15 to be proactive in cenote conservation efforts in their communities!

Cultural Heritage, Ecology, and Conservation of Yucatec Cenotes

In 2018, InHerit received a grant from the National Geographic Society for a collaborative cultural heritage education project with public secondary schools in Yucatec Maya communities and students and faculty from the Universidad de Oriente (UNO) in Valladolid, Mexico. The project focused on cenotes, or limestone solution sinkholes, that have provided fresh water to communities in the region for centuries. Developing innovative, sustainable, and interactive educational programs that explore the geomorphology, oral history, cultural and archaeological heritage of cenotes, our program motivates youth ages 11-15 to be proactive in cenote conservation efforts in their communities!

Featured

Participatory Heritage Trails

Museums Connect: Maya from the Margins

Collaborative Archaeology in Yucatan (PACOY)

Casa Los Sapos

Field Notes

Featured, News

InHerit, PACECCY, and PACOY featured on Heritage Voices Podcast

Yucatec Cenotes Project Co-Director Dr. Adolfo Iván Batún-Alpuche and Project Facilitator Dr. Khristin Landry-Montes were recently...

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Project Updates

Cultural Heritage, Ecology, and Conservation of Yucatec Cenotes Project

InHerit has been collaborating with students and faculty from the Universidad de Oriente (UNO) in Valladolid, Mexico and public secondary...

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Featured, News

Maya From the Margins Receives 2018 Diversity Award from the Society of American Archivists!

Maya from the Margins was a 2016-17 Museums Connect project directed by InHerit that connected high school youth with Latinx and...

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News

Our February 2019 newsletter (Vol. 9, Issue 1) is now available!

In Volume 9, Issue 1 you can catch up on the implementation phase of InHerit's latest collaborative education project "Cultural Heritage,...

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