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Telling the American Indian Story
Mandy Van Heuvelen & Ami Temarantz
60 minutes
Date: September 17, 2019
Webinar Recording

The National Museum of the American Indian shares methods to engage visitors with indigenous history and culture in inclusive ways to change the narrative of the American story. This webinar is intended for professional development around the issues of engaging with audiences in a more inclusive manner with facilitated dialogue while still upholding the integrity of the content in interactive ways.

Mandy Van Heuvelen is the Cultural Interpreter Manager at the National Museum of the American Indian and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. Mandy leads a team of 5 interpreters that serves over 40,000 visitors annually and she was the guiding force behind the re-development of the museum’s student programs.

Ami Temarantz is the Lead Cultural Interpreter at the NMAI and she supported the development, training, and facilitation of the museum’s new student programs.


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WEB0917199/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
Combatting Erasure Through Interpretation
Agnolia Gay and Chy’Na Nellon
90 minutes
Date: September 10, 2019
Webinar Recording

This webinar will be a session on recovering, recording and sharing the stories of historically displaced figures, events, and histories while being inclusive of community and scholars. Learning to include community, historical scholars and other forms of interpretation is vital to sharing a hidden narrative as opposed to rewriting it.

Agnolia Gay and Chy’Na Nellon are a mother/daughter duo creating engaging interactive workshops focused on arts integration, inclusive learning, and cultural relevance. The overall objective is to motivate and provide tools to become the best version of ourselves in life and at work. Share the LIGHT.


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WEB0910199/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
Culturally Sensitive Interpretation
Andy Bleckinger
90 minutes
Date: August 13, 2019
Webinar Recording

Cultural interpretation can be a sensitive subject. If done poorly, visitors may feel unwelcome, left out, or even offended. Explore the concepts of cultural relativism, cultural literacy, and cultural engagement, and discover how interpretation can connect with past and present cultures in a sensitive manner.

Andy Bleckinger, CIG, is the Assistant District Manager of the San Juan Soil & Water Conservation District in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. He has been a front line interpreter for over 10 years, leading programs and partnering with community organizations in multiple culturally diverse areas.


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WEB0813198/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Decolonizing Interpretation
Jane Beattie and Bill Gwaltney
60 minutes
Date: July 30, 2019
Webinar Recording

Heritage interpretation has both the opportunity and an obligation to be more inclusive of culture and to question dominant and privileged cultural perspectives. What does decolonizing look like and how might each of us do in our own interpretive practices to decolonize our programs, exhibits, and spaces?

Jane Beattie – Owner and Principal: Tuhura Communications. Jane works focuses on visitor experience planning, program and product design, and interpretive training and evaluation in sustainable tourism environments both in the US and abroad. Jane holds a Master of Science in Recreation Resources, Tourism, and Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota. She has published several articles in journals such as the Journal of Tourism Management and Legacy.

Bill Gwaltney - (Retired) Director of Interpretation and Visitor Services for the American Battle Monuments Commission - Paris, France. In addition to the American Battle Monuments Commission, Bill Gwaltney has served as the Guest Curator for Military History for the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian Institution) and worked in a host of roles in his 33+ years in the National Park Service. Bill is also currently on the NAI Board of Directors.


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WEB0730197/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
Using Guest Input
to Create Meaningful Sensory Inclusive Staff Training

Roger Torbert
60 minutes
Date: June 27, 2019
Webinar Recording

The Birmingham Zoo asked 200 families who have children with sensory processing needs to visit throughout the year and tell us what we could do to make our facility more sensory inclusive. This presentation provides an overview of our research and shows how the Zoo responded, including how we trained our staff to meet this need.

Roger Torbert is the Vice President of Education and the “Diversity and Inclusion Guru” at the Birmingham Zoo. His responsibilities range from leading university students on study abroad programs in Zimbabwe to ensuring the the Zoo is accessible for all members of the community. He also serves on the AZA Diversity Committee.


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