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

Lumbee Cultural Heritage & Historical Landscapes

InHerit was recently awarded a Systemic Change Grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to support our new collaboration with the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke to develop educational resources for 6 grade students and teachers. Our aim is to contribute to reshaping dominant historical narratives that obscure Native American cultures and experiences in the social history of our state.  In 2020-21 we are working closely with our partners from the Lumbee Tribe, the largest state-recognized American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River, to design educator workshops, experiential learning resources, and museum programming that incorporate local knowledge and traditions, oral history, and archaeology to help students and the wider public explore Lumbee cultural landscapes of southeastern North Carolina.  Our objective is to advance public education by highlighting Indigenous voices and histories that are so often underrepresented in teaching and learning about the lived experiences that have shaped and continue to shape this part of the world.

MSAI Canoe
A canoe made from yellow pine, c.930 CE on display at the Museum of the Southeast American Indian, University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Photo by D. Clark.

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

The March 2020 newsletter (Vol. 10, Issue 1) is now available!

In Volume 10, Issue 1 you can learn about our new collaborative cultural heritage education project with the Museum of the Southeast...

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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

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

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