Western North Carolina has a rich history of Native American culture, which has had a lasting impact on the historical and ecological development of the area. FIND Outdoors is so excited to celebrate the area’s rich history with Dr. Joe Candillo, who will be leading a presentation titled “The Importance of Land and the Living Natural Environment to Indigenous Peoples of the Americas.”
Dr. Candillo is a tribally enrolled citizen of the Pascua Yaqui Indian Tribe of Arizona (Federally recognized tribe). He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies with a concentration on Indigenous Studies, an MA in American Indian Studies, and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology. Dr. Candillo’ s research background focuses on Native American spirituality, aboriginal North American environmental adaptation, and material culture traditions.
This project is supported in part by the North Carolina Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, www.nchumanities.org.