THE ANCESTRAL LANDS MODEL is rooted in the culture and heritage of local tribal communities. The power and impact of Ancestral Lands programming is due to the community investment and support for each program tribally and locally, combined with the network of operational support from Conservation Legacy. To date there are 17 different Ancestral Lands programs operating both nationally and on the local level.
Conservation Legacy established the Ancestral Lands program model in 2008 based at Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, and has since worked with multiple Native American communities to expand and replicate this model.
Ancestral Lands engages Native youth and young adults in meaningful conservation projects on Native Lands. With programs in Acoma Pueblo, Navajo Nation, and most recently Zuni Pueblo; Ancestral Lands crews have being working on projects from historical preservation, traditional agriculture, chainsaw crews, hiking clubs, stream restoration, fencing, trail construction and more. The Ancestral Lands program also aims to incorporate traditional culture and language as part of crew lifestyle and project work.
Join Ancestral Lands!
Please see the table below for all open Ancestral Lands positions. Click the 'Apply Here' link to learn more and to apply.
|Albuquerque • Spring Alumni Crew Member||Albuquerque, NM||July - November 29, 2019||Apply Here|
|Urban Native Conservation Corps • Fall Crew Member||Albuquerque, NM||August 19 - November 29, 2019||Apply Here|
|Zuni • Fall Crew Member||Zuni, NM||August 12 - November 29, 2019||Apply Here|
|Acoma • Fall Crew Leader||Acoma Pueblo, NM||August 12 - November 29, 2019||Apply Here|
|Acoma • Fall Crew Member||Acoma Pueblo, NM||August 20 - November 29, 2019||Apply Here|
|Navajo • Fall Crew Leader||Gallup, NM||August 12 - December 18, 2019||Apply Here|
|Navajo • Fall Assistant Crew Leader||Gallup, NM||August 12 - December 18, 2019||Apply Here|
|Navajo • Fall Crew Member||Gallup, NM||August 19 - December 18, 2019||Apply Here|
|Glen Canyon • Archaeology Technician||Glen Canyon National Recreation Area||May 13, 2019 - May 8th, 2020||Apply Here|
|Glen Canyon • Interpretation Technician||Glen Canyon National Recreation Area||May 13, 2019 - May 8, 2020||Apply Here|
|Glen Canyon • Biological Science Technician||Glen Canyon National Recreation Area||May 13, 2019 - May 8, 2020||Apply Here|
ANCESTRAL LANDS OVERVIEW: Types of programming and locations where Ancestral Lands programs operate.
PARTNER WITH US: Follow this link for more information about becoming a partner with Conservation Legacy's Ancestral Lands program and what types of projects are possible.
Field Staff Contact
Shandiin Nez, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-870-9296
Aaron Lowden, Program Coordinator
email@example.com or 505-552-4084
Ryan Aguilar, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-870-0101
Marshall Masayesva, Program Coordinator
email@example.com or 505-713-8786
Robert Mariano, Program Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-252-1005
Program Staff Contact
Chas Robles, Program Director
email@example.com or 970.403.0146
Michellsey Benally, Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.879.1113