Doug Hyde (Ojibwa/Nez Perce/Assiniboin),“Intertribal Greeting,” Bronze. Gift of Adrienne and Jerry Kay.

Tribal Relations

The American Indian Advisory Committee will provide advice and guidance to the  Heard Museum on policies related to American Indians and assist in implementing such policies.


Jaclyn Roessel

American Indian Advisory Committee

A standing committee of the Heard Museum Board of Trustees


AIAC Members

Patti HibbelerCo-Chair (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes)
Alice J. DickeyCo-Chair(Creek/Seminole/Cherokee)
Mark Bonsall
Elizabeth Murfee DeConcini
Governor Stephen Lewis(Gila River Indian Community)
Dr. Marigold Linton(Cahuilla/Cupeno)
Dr. George Blue Spruce Jr.(Laguna/Ohkay-Owingeh Pueblo)
Cathy Short(Citizen Potawatomi Nation)
Bob Roessel(Navajo)
Susan Navran
Mark Schiavoni
Jaclyn Roessel Staff Liaison(Navajo)

Download the Heard Museum Tribal Relations Initiative Board Resolution

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

Visitor Guide

Heard Museum Visitors Guide for Sept. - Dec., 2016

View the Sept.- Dec. 2016 Visitor Guide

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The Heard Museum does not perform appraisals; however, the Heard Museum Council, one of our volunteer organizations, holds a semi-annual Appraisal Day event where people can bring their items to be appraised for a fee. Appraisal days occur in the spring and fall. Please check our calendar of events page for upcoming dates.

Photograph Credits

Unless otherwise noted, all photos are courtesy of either the Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives or the following museum staff and supporters: Caesar Chaves, Debra Krol, Taylor Peterson, Mark Scarp, Apphia Shirley, Craig Smith, Megan Richmond, Jewel Clark and Lizard Light Productions.