Education and Outreach
The Southern Paiute Consortium Colorado River Corridor Education and Training Program was specifically designed to provide education about the annual research monitoring and education program to tribal members from the tribes of the Southern Paiute Consortium: the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians and the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU). This aspect of the program is necessary to inform and educate future tribal leaders and train tribal monitors. The educational component of the program is also supported within the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology [http://bara.arizona.edu/] at the University of Arizona and is an important element of the overall program.
A second purpose of the program is to provide education and outreach to non tribal members about the Southern Paiutes, their history in and perspectives of the Colorado River Corridor, and the importance of the broader cultural landscape stretching from rim to rim. This is achieved through outreach programs to the Colorado River Guides, schools and universities, civic organizations, and others. This purpose is also achieved through interactions with other canyon visitors through the annual presence of Southern Paiutes along the Colorado River during the SPC monitoring and education program.[SPC brochure here]