Noticias June 2014


To Guides from the Education Department

June 2014

Heard Museum Guide Schedule:

From Jaclyn’s Desk……

Ya’at’eeh all!

I hope you are staying cool this summer. My section will be short and sweet as I announce Education’s call for eager, willing and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the craft activities of Summer Sundays. We will have tote bags for kids to decorate along with DIY postcards. Please let us know if you are interested and we will add you to the list. The commitment is from 10:30am – 2:30pm each Sunday in July.

Take care/Ahe’hee’,


From Betty Murphy’s Desk………

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for June 2014

Teacher Appreciation Month has inspired this sampling of four selections from the library collection. All four books speak to educational issues for American Indian educators, students and the rest of us and are currently on display in the public reading area of the library. The offerings in the library collection on the topic of education are substantial. Please feel free to visit the library to view these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog button of the library page from the Heard website.

American Indian educators in reservation schools

Huffman, Terry

Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2013

Heard call number E97.H783 2013


The power of native teachers : language and culture in the classroom

Beaulieu, David, editor

Tempe, AZ : Center for Indian Education, Arizona State University, 2006

Heard call number E97.P684 2006


Teaching truly : a curriculum to indigenize mainstream education

Four Arrows (Don Trent Jacobs)

New York : Peter Lang [2013]

Heard call number E97.T43 2013


Voices of Native American educators : integrating history, culture, and language to improve learning outcomes for Native American students

Gregory, Sheila T., editor

Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012

Heard call number E97.V65 2012

From Lynn Bullock’s Desk……….


Hello everyone! Once again, we need your help. The sales in our little Build shop have been fairly slow. Please be sure to mention the exhibit and the shop to people on your tours. If you’re doing a highlights tour that includes BUILD! please point out the fact that we have related merchandise for sale conveniently located right there! If you tour kids, PLEASE let them have a few minutes to look at the books, kits, and our little logo items. Kids DO buy things, and in the summer, every 60 cent pencil or $3.99 book counts! As you know, we’re all here to support the museum. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far!

From Shaliyah’s Desk……..

Hello Everyone!

BUILD!  Fun Facts

I hope all of you have had the opportunity to have some fun in BUILD! I know I’ve seen a few of you in the gallery with your families and it’s been great to see! We are really excited about the buzz around the exhibit and even more excited about how many families are coming to enjoy it. Memberships have increased exponentially. Last year May 24th to June 20th we sold 39 memberships to the Heard. This year May 24th to June 20th we have a whopping 173 new members! This is quite an achievement and a great addition to the Heard family!


Maria (Jenny) Bartlett is recognized as one of UNITY’s “25 Under 25” Youth Leadership Award Recipients 

The UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) organization is a national network promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among American Indian youth. Each year UNITY hosts a 5 day conference and this year UNITY has announced its inaugural youth leadership recognition program, the “25 under 25” Native Youth Leadership Award. The awards are given to American Indian and Alaskan Native youth who embody the mission of UNITY and who “exude living a balanced life developing their spiritual, mental, physical, and social well-being”.

Jenny Bartlett is one of our amazing student guides who tours here at the Heard. Jenny is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe. She started touring in 2010 at the age of 15. She attended McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona and is now a student at Arizona State University, as a student in the Barrett Honors College. Please read her bio and the bios of the other 24 amazing Native Youth at the following link:

I will be at the conference next week when Jenny receives her award in a non-official capacity. I’ll be sure to grab a picture! I am so proud of her achievement! We all are in Education! Way to go Jenny!


Round of Applause………..

Jenny Bartlett! Read above 🙂

5/19/14 – Ray Steiner – Phoenix Hebrew Academy – I received a packet of 17 of the most adorable letters with colored drawings of personal letters written out to Ray! Here are a couple that were just TOO CUTE!

Dear Ray,

Thank you for guiding us at the Heard Museum. My favorite thing was the storyteller dolls. It was my first time going to the Heard Museum, I really liked it. I hope I can see you again soon. I am really happy I got to meet you.

From Aviva S.


Dear Ray,

Thank you for guiding us at the Heard Museum. I really liked the Kachina doll the mostest out of everything.

From Eli, (A person that you guided.)

5/12/14 – Jackie Kemmer, Kathy McIsaac, Pat Kilburn

Archway Classical Academy – Nicholas Drake, 84 students 12 adults, 3rd grade

“On behalf of the 3rd grade team at Archway Classical Academy-Chandler, I wanted thank you for helping organize such a wonderful field trip  for our 3rd graders last week, we really enjoyed the guided tour. The guides were wonderful! knowledgeable, and great with the kids. It was nice that they also were flexible and made themselves available to help out during the self-guided tour. The teachers really enjoyed all the content that was embedded in the tour, and the students commented that they liked all the details throughout the exhibits. Our 3rd grade team is very interested in taking a field trip to the Heard Museum again next year! Thanks again!

Nick Drake


*Please keep tours to 45 minutes.  Gallery Talks, 20 minutes.

*Please remember to check the galleries and replenish activities if necessary.

*Please rove in galleries and engage with public, please avoid standing around the info desk.

*Please obtain subs in a timely manner, not one week before.


*Please arrive at the info desk 15 minutes before your tour starts, not 3, 2, or 1 minute before 😉

Exhibit Schedule

Home: Native People in the Southwest – long term

We Are! Arizona’s First People – long term

Every Picture Tells a Story– long term

Remembering Our Boarding School Days – long term

Around the World – long-term

” Stories Outside the Lens: American Indian Ledger Art” – through September 21, 2014

“The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century”  – through April 2015

 “That’s the Way I Like It!” – through February 8, 2015

“Chocolate, Chili, and Cochineal: Changing Taste Around the World – through November 30, 2014

” BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard”  May 24, 2014 – September 28, 2014

“Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century” – through April 2015

The Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004                                                                               

Shaliyah Ben

Educational Programs and Outreach Coordinator

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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