Friends of Chaco - A New Mexico Nonprofit Supporting Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Yakanal, the Pueblo-Maya Youth Cultural Exchange, returns to Chaco

The most recent gathering of youth participating in Yakanal brought them to Laguna Pueblo and Chaco to participate in a Media Training program that allowed the youth to edit their own footage taken during prior cultural exchange gatherings towards the development of a short video on the importance of water from cultural and preservation perspectives.

Five new park projects are funded by Friends of Chaco–worth $30,700

During our April Friends of Chaco Board meeting, park Superintendent Larry Turk and his staff presented us with a list of projects that would benefit from the support of the Friends. After deliberation, we decided to fund six exciting projects. We will support: Maya-Pueblo Youth Cultural Exchange: This August, a group of approximately 45 youth and elders from the Pueblos in New Mexico and Maya towns in Mexico and Guatemala will visit Chaco and two other ancestral sites–Aztec Ruins National Monument and Mesa Verde National Park–as well as  the contemporary Pueblos of Laguna, Zia, and Acoma. These special places will offer…