Intertribal Greeting Sculpture by 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 museum on policy and procedural issues associated with American Indian matters. The Committee is responsible for annually nominating the recipient of the Spirit of the Heard Museum Award – for approval by the Board of Trustees. Committee members help to foster mutual respect, understanding and involvement of Indian communities in the museum.


Marcus Monenerkit
Director of Community Engagement


American Indian Advisory Committee

A standing committee of the Heard Museum Board of Trustees


AIAC Members

Dr. Marigold LintonCo-Chair(Cahuilla/Cupeno)
Judy DworkinCo-Chair
Mark Bonsall
Dr. Craig Cohen
Elizabeth Murfee DeConcini
Patti Hibbeler (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes)
Governor Stephen Lewis(Gila River Indian Community)
John MelamedEx-officio
Wick PilcherEx-officio
Dr. George Blue Spruce Jr.Life Trustee(Laguna/Ohkay-Owingeh Pueblo)
Alice (A.J.) DickeyLife Trustee(Creek/Seminole/Cherokee)
Bob Roessel(Navajo)
Marcus MonenerkitStaff Liaison(Comanche)

Download the Heard Museum Tribal Relations Initiative Board Resolution

Mission Statement

The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

Visitor Guide

View the Summer 2019 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.