Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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Joseph Joaquin

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Mr. Joaquin is a decorated military veteran, serving as a U.S. Marine in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Joaquin attended the University of California in Los Angles, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. On the Nation he has been influential in the establishment of the Tohono O'odham Cultural Affairs Office, where he now works as a Cultural Resource Specialist. Mr. Joaquin provides Cultural awareness/talking circles, overall Education on history and Cultural sensitivity in promoting and protecting the Tohono O'odham Nation Language & Cultural traditions.

Tribe: 
Tohono O'odham
Craft: 
Cultural Preservationist
language master

Previous AILTA Recipients

José Enriquez
2013
Craft: Cultural Preservationist, language master, Storyteller
Tribe: Tohono O'odham
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